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Patrol Officer William Loughrey | Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrol Officer

William Loughrey

Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 26, 1860

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 9

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Not available

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Patrol Officer Loughrey was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a suspect.

He observed the man, covered in blood, running down the street. Believing the man was being pursued by other officers, Officer Loughrey attempted to subdue him. The suspect stabbed Officer Loughrey several times, causing him to bleed to death.

Officer Loughrey had served with the Cambridge Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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It's now been 156 years. Your sacrifice has not been forgotten, nor will it be. God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
June 26, 2016


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