Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Trooper Joseph F. Moynihan Jr Age: 34 years old Tour: 10 years State Police End of Watch: Tuesday, June 19, 1990
Trooper Joseph Moyhnihan was killed in an airplane crash in Greenville, Maine, while en route to an FBI SWAT training course in Maine.

The single engine Piper PA-28-161 he was a passenger in encountered heavy fog as it approached the Greenville airport, which obscured the runway. As the pilot searched for the airport the plane crashed into a mountain approximately seven miles southeast of the airport. Trooper Moynihan and the pilot were both killed.

Trooper Moynihan was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had served with the Boston Police Department for 10 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.

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