Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Francis W. Sears Age: 43 years old Tour: 13 years Springfield Police End of Watch: Monday, September 11, 1967
Detective Sears and several officers had conducted a raid of a home and arrested two suspects for armed robbery. While questioning the suspects Detective Sears suffered a fatal heart attack.

He had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his wife and child.

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