Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Paul F. Mawaka Age: 34 years old Tour: 9 years Springfield Police End of Watch: Tuesday, October 30, 1973
Officer Mawaka was killed in a motorcycle accident while on duty. He was struck by a hit and run driver while returning to the station at the end of his shift. The driver was never found.

Officer Mawaka had served with the Springfield Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife, Claire, and three daughters, Laura, Wendy and Kimberly.

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.

Our Strength is in their Memories