Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Michael J. Dowd Jr Age: 57 years old Tour: 27 years Somerville Police End of Watch: Tuesday, June 24, 1947
Officer Michael Dowd succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 12 days earlier while questioning an intoxicated man.

Officer Dowd had been checking the door and windows of a liquor store when he came across the subject. While being questioned, the man suddenly produced a gun and shot him in the side, inflicting a mortal wound.

The suspect fled the scene as Officer Dowd made his way to a call box. He was able to report the incident to responding officers. The subject escaped and was never apprehended.

Officer Dowd was a WWI veteran and had served with the Somerville Police Department for 27 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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