Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Patrolman Garrett Cody Age: 36 years old Tour: 9 years Arlington Police End of Watch: Monday, July 1, 1901
Patrolman Cody was shot and killed with his own service revolver after responding to an assault call in which a fruit peddler had been assaulted with a knife. When Patrolman Cody arrived at the scene the suspect gained control of his service weapon and began to flee. Patrolman Cody chased him to a property along Alewife Brook where the suspect shot him. After Patrolman Cody fell the man walked over to him and shot him several more times.

Patrolman Cody was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds several hours later. The suspect was apprehended a short time after the shooting.

Patrolman Cody had been with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife and five children.

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