Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Thomas J. Riley Age: 34 years old Tour: 8 years Cambridge Police End of Watch: Saturday, November 20, 1920
Patrolman Riley was shot and killed while trying to disperse a group of drunk men. As he turned to leave one of the men produced a revolver and shot Patrolman Riley in the head.

Patrolman Riley had been with the agency for eight years.

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