Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Lieutenant Nelson H. Doe Age: 51 years old Tour: 21 years Lynn Police End of Watch: Sunday, February 16, 1896
Lieutenant Nelson Doe died as the result of hydrophobia after being bitten by a rabid dog at the corner of Washington Street and Newhall Street on December 30th, 1895.

He was walking his beat when he was attacked by the Newfoundland and bitten on the lip and cheek. He returned to duty several days later and continued working until he began to suddenly suffer from headaches. His condition deteriorated rapidly and he died as a result of hydrophobia on February 16th, 1896.

Lieutenant Doe was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Lynn Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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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