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Officer Phillip Pitts | Saugus Police Department, Massachusetts Saugus Police Department, Massachusetts

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Phillip Pitts

Saugus Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Saturday, January 26, 1889

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/24/1889

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Officer Phillip Pitts succumbed a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier when he interrupted a burglary at the Boston and Maine Railroad depot in the Cliftondale section of the city.

He was shot in the throat and suffered a fatal wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he died two days later.

Officer Pitts was survived by his wife and two children.

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Today is the 128th anniversary of your passing at the hands of an animal. You are honored today and not forgotten, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
January 26, 2017

 

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