Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Joseph McMurray Age: 45 years old Tour: 11 years Brookline Police End of Watch: Monday, October 17, 1904
Patrolman Joseph McMurray was shot and killed after responding to a house where an intoxicated man had just shot and killed his wife. When Patrolman McMurray arrived the doors and windows were boarded up.

Patrolman McMurray broke a panel from the front door and attempted to enter the house, but was shot and killed by the suspect before he could. Other officers arrived and arrested the suspect.

Patrolman McMurray had rescued the suspect from drowning three years earlier. The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on April 12, 1905.

Patrolman McMurray had served with the agency for 11 years.

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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