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Police Officer John P. Driscoll | Holyoke Police Department, Massachusetts Holyoke Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer

John P. Driscoll

Holyoke Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 25, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 4/23/1922

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Officer John Driscoll succumbed to injuries sustained when he fell from the running board of a car that he had commandeered at 2200 hours. He had commandeered the vehicle to pursue another car that was being driven by a drunk driver. After overtaking the suspect car the vehicle began to slow down. Officer Driscoll lost his footing and fell from the vehicle. He was taken to the police station where he lapsed into unconsciousness and died of his injuries two days later.

Officer Driscoll had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife, five children and parents.

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Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 25, 2012

 

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