Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Louis T. Gormley Age: 30 years old Tour: 6 years Fall River Police End of Watch: Tuesday, August 23, 1898
Police Officer Louis Gormley was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer while involved in a foot pursuit of a suspect.

The suspect fell during the pursuit and as the officers tried to arrest him the second officer's firearm discharged and struck Officer Gormley.

Officer Gormley had served with the Fall River Police Department for six 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.

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