Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Constable Gideon Manchester Age: 35 years old Fall River Police End of Watch: Monday, July 19, 1852
Constable Gideon Manchester was shot and killed as he attempted to confront a suspect who was burglarizing Fall River stores. The burglar was seen breaking into numerous businesses and stealing approximately $500 in cash in the early morning hours.

Constable Manchester confronted him and attempted to place him under arrest, but the suspect drew a pistol and fired, striking Constable Manchester and mortally wounding him.

The suspect was later arrested and convicted of murdering Constable Manchester. He was executed on April 28, 1854.

Constable Manchester was survived by his wife, mother, and three young children.

Remembering …

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