Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Joseph E. Gonya Age: 27 years old Boston Police End of Watch: Sunday, October 21, 1923
Obituary
Patrolman Gonya was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend three auto theft suspects. All three were eventually apprehended.

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