Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Patrolman John F. Smith Age: 45 years old Tour: 18 years Lynn Police End of Watch: Sunday, August 19, 1934
Obituary
Patrolman John Smith succumbed to injuries sustained two years earlier when he was dragged 100 feet while trying to stop a pair of runaway horses.

He was able to return to light duty and continue working for the department. Approximately two years after the initial injury he had to receive emergency surgery and died approximately one week later.

Patrolman Smith had served with the Lynn Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and nine 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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