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Officer Edward C. Callahan | Malden Police Department, Massachusetts Malden Police Department, Massachusetts

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Edward C. Callahan

Malden Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Monday, September 16, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 57

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Officer Edward Callahan was shot and killed and his partner was seriously wounded while responding to a robbery at a market on the corner of Pleasant and Pearl Streets.

The shooter was apprehended in Maine several days later. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. In 1971 his sentence was commuted to life. He died in prison August 4, 2014.

Officer Callahan had been employed with the Malden Police Department for ten years, and was survived by his wife and two children. His son later became a Malden police officer.

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Thank you so much for serving in our law enforcement. No amount of time could ever make us forget your courage and dedication. God bless you and your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian
June 17, 2016

 

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