Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Reserve Policeman William H. Furdon Age: 24 years old Tour: 2 months Newton Police End of Watch: Sunday, August 12, 1906
Reserve Policeman William Furdon was electrocuted when he attempted to pickup a fallen telephone line on Washington Street in the Brighton Hill area.

He was walking to call box 15 to take a call when he saw the wire and attempted to move it off of the sidewalk. He was electrocuted when he bent down to pick it up.

Policeman Furdon had served with the Newton Police Department for only two months and was filling in for several officers who were on vacation. He was survived by his parents and six siblings.

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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