Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Patrolman John W. Powers Age: 48 years old Tour: 15 years Metropolitan Police End of Watch: Friday, August 16, 1912
Patrolman John Powers succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when his police motorcycle was struck by an automobile at the intersection of Park Street and Salem Street, in Medford.

He was transported to Malden Hospital where he died early the next morning as the result of a skull fracture. The driver of the car that struck him was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Powers had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 15 years and was assigned to the Motorcycle Squad. He was survived by his wife.

Remembering …

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