Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Timothy M. Shepard Age: 25 years old Tour: 5 months Pittsfield Police End of Watch: Wednesday, November 2, 1988
Officer Timothy Shepard died when he was overcome by heat stroke and dehydration while training during his first day at the academy.

Cadets in the class reported they were pushed to the limits of their endurance with hours of running, push-ups and other exercises that day on just a few small cups of water. Fifteen other cadets of the class of fifty were hospitalized for exhaustion and dehydration. Officer Shepard had undergone a liver transplant, lapsed into a coma, and later died from complications.

Officer Shepard was survived by his expectant wife, brother, and father.

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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