Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer James J. Reynolds Age: 40 years old Tour: 5 years Holyoke Police End of Watch: Saturday, November 17, 1951
Patrolman James Reynolds succumbed to injuries sustained almost two years earlier when he was forced to jump off his motorcycle in order to avoid a collision with a tractor trailer. He suffered a ruptured vertebrae.

His health condition continued to deteriorate and died as a result of the injuries.

Patrolman Reynolds had served with the Holyoke Police Department for five years and had previously served with the United States Navy during World War II. He was survived by his wife.

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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