Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer David Wilber Jr Age: 41 years old Chelsea Police End of Watch: Saturday, July 8, 1871
Officer Wilber was shot and killed while on patrol.

Officer Wilber and his partner were on foot patrol when a man approached and shot Officer Wilber, killing him. Officer Wilber's partner returned fire, but the suspect escaped. He was later apprehended and it was discovered that he killed Officer Wilber because he was upset about being arrested for assault two years earlier.

Officer Wilber was survived by his wife.

Remembering …

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

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