Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Watch Officer Jonathan Houghton Age: 61 years old Boston Police End of Watch: Monday, December 19, 1825
Watch Officer Jonathan Houghton succumbed to wounds received while on duty one week earlier when he was attacked by a man with an axe. It is not known what provoked the attack. The man was convicted and hung in March 1826.Watch Officer Houghton was survived by his wife and 15 children. His widow received a pension of one year's wages.

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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