Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Captain Richard J. Cashin Age: 52 years old Tour: 28 years State Police End of Watch: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Obituary
Captain Richard Cashin was killed in an on duty automobile accident on Route 1, in Saugus, at approximately 1:45 am. While searching for a reported erratic driver his patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Captain Cashin was assigned as the shift commander of Troop A and had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 28 years.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons. His uncle, Sergeant Arthur Cashin, was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 20, 1980, while serving with the Chelsea Police Department.

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