Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Captain Patrick Creeden Age: 46 years old Tour: 18 years Newburyport Police End of Watch: Tuesday, December 26, 1905
Captain Creeden died as the result of a fall. He and two other officers went to the train station in order to apprehend several suspects for whom they had arrest warrants. The suspects fled when they saw the officers approach, and Captain Creeden pursued them. As he was doing so lost his footing and fell off of a bridge. He succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter at a hospital.

Captain Creeden had served in law enforcement for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and six 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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