Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Sergeant Roland J. Roy Age: 56 years old Tour: 29 years Winchester Police End of Watch: Friday, May 30, 1980
Sergeant Roy died of a heart attack after picking up an uncooperative suspect on a warrant.

Sergeant Roy and two other officers went to execute the warrant and had to chase the suspect up some stairs. They then had to carry and drag the suspect who was combative to the squad car. At the courthouse, the suspect again had to be carried to the detention room.

After returning to the police station, Sergeant Roy collapsed and was transported to the Winchester Hospital. A team of doctors worked on him for over an hour and a half.

Sergeant Roy was survived by his wife and two children.

Remembering …

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