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Patrolman Francis V. Quinn | Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman

Francis V. Quinn

Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Thursday, February 16, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

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Patrolman Quinn was shot and killed while attempting to question three suspicious suspects.

Patrolman Quinn was on a walking beat that included the intersection of Western Avenue and Washington Street. He was standing in the doorway of a pharmacy at this intersection when he observed three suspicious men walking up Washington Street towards him. As the men reached the intersection, he told them he wanted to talk to them.

He crossed the street to talk to them and before he said a word, they grabbed him, pinning him against a building. He quickly broke free and then saw one of the men draw a revolver. As he went for his own gun, he said, "Don't shoot me! Please think of my family." The gunman then shot him. The patrolman slumped into gutter and he was shot in the head. The other two men fled as soon as the first shot was fired.

All three suspects were capture, convicted, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Was thinking about you, after the recent police shootings in NYC and how those family's lives will be forever changed.

We will never know how ours' were changed by your death. I do remember Aunt Ella, last seeing her when I was on leave from the Army in the mid 70's. Sadly to a child, no one was able to explain how she was related to your sisters that made sense without explaining that there were people who would harm others.

You were my father's uncle and my grandmother's older brother. You were only mentioned in whispers during my youth and nothing was ever said about the way you died; just how.

My father did go on to become a Lynn police officer mentioning you were one of the reasons he did so.

Jim Tirabassi
Grand nephew
December 28, 2014

 

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