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Patrolman John J. Earle | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman

John J. Earle

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Saturday, October 21, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by streetcar

Incident Date: 10/20/1916

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Patrolman Earle succumbed to injuries received the previous day when he was crushed between two trolley cars the intersection of Boylston Street and Washington Street. The inbound trolley failed to make the switch properly and struck the outbound trolley, causing the accident.

Patrolman Earle had served with the Boston Police Department for four years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 21, 2010

 

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