Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Captain Earl H. Grimes Age: 46 years old Tour: 14 years Athol Police End of Watch: Tuesday, April 13, 1937
Captain Grimes was shot and killed after he and another officer were dispatched to investigate a suspicious man begging money from children at a deserted shack near a set of railroad tracks. The suspect opened fire on them with a 12-gauge shotgun as they approached. The other officer returned fire killing the suspect, an ex-convict.

Captain Grimes had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.

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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