Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Patrol Officer Phillip Pitts Age: 41 years old Saugus Police End of Watch: Saturday, January 26, 1889
Obituary
Officer Phillip Pitts succumbed a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier when he interrupted a burglary at the Boston and Maine Railroad depot in the Cliftondale section of the city.

He was shot in the throat and suffered a fatal wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he died two days later.

Officer Pitts was survived by his wife and two 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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