Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Richard J. Gallivan Age: 35 years old Tour: 7 years Boston Police End of Watch: Wednesday, February 8, 1911
Obituary
Patrolman Gallivan was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer while chasing burglary suspects. The round struck Patrolman Gallivan in the neck. His last words exonerated his fellow officer from any blame in the shooting.

Patrolman Gallivan had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife brother and sister.

Remembering …

mlemf-logoOver 340 law enforcement officers have lost their lives while protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth. This encompasses state and local police, federal, sheriff and correction officers.

The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

Our Strength is in their Memories