Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Forbes A. McLeod Age: 36 years old Tour: 9 years Needham Police End of Watch: Friday, February 2, 1934
Obituary
Patrolman Forbes McLeod was shot and killed by escaping robbers. The men had taken hostages and shot and killed Patrolman McLeod as they escaped in a vehicle and entered Needham Heights. Patrolman Francis Haddock was at the fire station talking with a firefighter. Upon seeing the uniformed men the suspects opened fire with a machine gun, killing Patrolman Haddock. The suspects were convicted of first degree murder and executed.

Patrolman McLeod had served with the agency for nine years.

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