Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer John I. Jackson Age: 37 years old Tour: 11 months Boston Police End of Watch: Wednesday, September 4, 1929
Patrolman John Jackson was struck and killed by a drunk driver moments after stepping off of a street car while walking his beat in West Roxbury.

The collision caused him to be thrown into the windshield of the car and then onto the pavement. He suffered a fractured skull as a result of the impact. The driver who struck him fled the scene but a passing motorist stopped and transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Jackson was a WWI veteran and had served with the Boston Police Department for 11 months. He was survived by his wife, 8-year-old son, and 1-year-old daughter.

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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