Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Joseph T. Connor Age: 30 years old Tour: 3 years Quincy Police End of Watch: Monday, December 18, 1922
Patrolman Joseph Connor succumbed to rabies which he contracted when he was bitten by a rabid dog. He was on patrol near the Squantum section of the city when he responded to screaming he heard. Upon investigation, he found a large dog growling and barking at a young girl. As he pulled the dog away it bit him in the arm. Patrolman Connor then shot and killed the dog. At the the time of the incident there was not a cure for rabies. Patrolman Connor's health deteriorated for one week until he succumbed to the disease.

Patrolman Connor was a decorated combat veteran of WWI and had served with the agency for three years.

Remembering …

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The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

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