Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Jailer James W. Fuller Age: 69 years old Tour: 6 years Berkshire County Sheriff End of Watch: Tuesday, July 16, 1901
Jailer James Fuller was beaten to death by a prisoner at the Pittsfield House of Correction. Jailer Fuller was overseeing 20 prisoners in a workshop when one of them suddenly attacked him with a six-pound whalebone mallet.

The suspect was declared insane and committed at the Bridgewater Insane Asylum December 2nd, 1901. He died there from tuberculosis on November 8th, 1903.

Jailer Fuller was survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, and sister. One of his sons served as the sheriff of Berkshire County. Jailer Fuller had served at the House of Correction for several years and had previously served with the Pittsfield Police Department for several years.

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