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Constable James H. Farrar | Lincoln Police Department, Massachusetts Lincoln Police Department, Massachusetts


James H. Farrar

Lincoln Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Thursday, May 17, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Charged with murder

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Constable James Farrar was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was burglarizing his bedroom in South Lincoln.

When Constable Farrar awoke he saw the man and yelled out, causing him to flee. Constable Farrar's two brothers came to his aid and they pursued the man on foot for several miles until locating him in the area of the Cherry Brook railroad station in Weston. When the man saw them he again tried to flee but was caught by Constable James Farrar. The man suddenly fired several shots from a pistol, striking Constable Farrar three times.

Constable Farrar's two brothers subdued the man, who was charged with murder.

Constable Farrar was survived by his parents and four siblings.

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Constable Farrar,
On today, the 122nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lincoln.


United States Border Patrol
May 17, 2016


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