Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Patrolman Frederick G. Mercer Age: 42 years old Tour: 12 years Metropolitan Police End of Watch: Thursday, September 20, 1923
Obituary
Patrolman Fred Mercer was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Charles River Parkway, at the intersection with Western Avenue, in Cambridge.

He was attempting to stop a speeding motorist when a truck turn into his path, causing him to collide with it. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries several hours later.

Patrolman Mercer had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, son, five brothers.

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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