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Patrolman Frederick G. Mercer | Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman

Frederick G. Mercer

Metropolitan Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Thursday, September 20, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Fred Mercer was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Charles River Parkway, at the intersection with Western Avenue, in Cambridge.

He was attempting to stop a speeding motorist when a truck turn into his path, causing him to collide with it. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries several hours later.

Patrolman Mercer had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, son, five brothers.

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Today, September 20, 2017 the Massachusetts State Police and members of the former Metropolitan Police take a moment to honor and remember Patrolman Frederick G. Mercer on this his 94th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police/Metropolitan Police
September 20, 2017

 

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