Patrolman John Francis Smith

Patrolman John Francis Smith

Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, August 19, 1934

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John Francis Smith

Patrolman John Smith succumbed to injuries sustained two years earlier when he was dragged 100 feet while trying to stop a pair of runaway horses.

He was able to return to light duty and continue working for the department. Approximately two years after the initial injury he had to receive emergency surgery and died approximately one week later.

Patrolman Smith had served with the Lynn Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Not available

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My Great Grandfather, Patrolman John Francis Smith, passed away long before I was born, but his service and heroism will be live on and be remembered by generations to come.

God bless you and Rest in Peace.

Barbara Caufield
Great Granddaugter

October 8, 2018

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