Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Patrolman John J. Guthrie Age: 50 years old Tour: 17 years Cambridge Police End of Watch: Sunday, December 26, 1926
Patrolman John Guthrie succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier when he was struck by a car while directing traffic.

The impact threw Patrolman Guthrie into the path of oncoming streetcar. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Patrolman Guthrie had served with the Cambridge Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.

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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