Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Trooper James B. Malloy Age: 46 years old Tour: 16 years State Police End of Watch: Thursday, January 23, 1997
Trooper James Malloy suffered a fatal heart attack after struggling with a combative prisoner.

He had escorted a prisoner from his cell to a pay phone and was attempting to put the prisoner back into the cell when the man became combative and struggled with Trooper Malloy. After getting the prisoner back in the cell Trooper Malloy then assisted carrying several heavy bundles of confiscated marijuana up several flights of stairs. He reported to the front desk and asked for medical assistance for chest pains before collapsing.

Trooper Malloy was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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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