Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer John P. Driscoll Age: 35 years old Tour: 5 years Holyoke Police End of Watch: Tuesday, April 25, 1922
Officer John Driscoll succumbed to injuries sustained when he fell from the running board of a car that he had commandeered at 2200 hours. He had commandeered the vehicle to pursue another car that was being driven by a drunk driver. After overtaking the suspect car the vehicle began to slow down.

Officer Driscoll lost his footing and fell from the vehicle. He was taken to the police station where he lapsed into unconsciousness and died of his injuries two days later.

Officer Driscoll had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife, five children and parents.

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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