Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Charles E. Deininger Age: 38 years old Tour: 13 years Boston Police End of Watch: Thursday, February 13, 1919
Patrolman Deininger was shot and killed by two auto theft suspects during a stake out. Five suspects were apprehended and two were charged with his murder.

One of the suspects was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison. On May 25, 1920, he escaped from prison with two other men. He surrendered to authorities in Middlesex County three months later.

One of the other escapees was serving a life sentence for the murder of Patrolman Joseph C. Reiser of the Boston, Massachusetts Police Department on January 20, 1918. He was captured in Chicago on December 24, 1920.

Patrolman Deininger was survived by his wife and two children.

Remembering …

mlemf-logoOver 340 law enforcement officers have lost their lives while protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth. This encompasses state and local police, federal, sheriff and correction officers.

The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

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