Patrolman Charles H. Emerson

Patrolman Charles H. Emerson

Methuen Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, August 8, 1908

Charles H. Emerson

Patrolman Charles Emerson and Patrolman Francis McDermott were shot and killed while paroling the Peat Meadow in the area of Lowell and Woodland Streets at 2200 hours. Patrolman Emerson and Patrolman McDermott were assigned to the area to watch for persons who were stealing hay in the location. The suspect in their murders were never apprehended.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Fallen officer was 55 years old and is buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Methuen, Essex County Mass. Note: in the summer of 1921 a bulgary suspect was arrested in Mass who had a slain Methuen Police Badge in his possesion

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October 6, 2017

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