Officer Phillip Pitts

Officer Phillip Pitts

Saugus Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, January 26, 1889

Phillip Pitts

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.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 24, 1889
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

burglary

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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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