Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Thomas E. Shea Age: 33 years old Tour: 8 years Wellesley Police End of Watch: Thursday, March 14, 1940
Officer Shea succumbed to injuries sustained six years earlier while pursuing a vehicle on Route 135. As he approached Pond Road another vehicle made a turn in front of him, causing him to collide with the vehicle.

He was transported to Newton-Wellesley Hospital after the collision. He succumbed to his injuries after six years of surgeries and rehabilitation efforts.

Officer Shea had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.

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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