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Patrolman Edward E. Gobin | Attleboro Police Department, Massachusetts Attleboro Police Department, Massachusetts


Edward E. Gobin

Attleboro Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 20, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Paroled in 1953

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Patrolman Gobin was shot and killed by a man suspected in a holdup. The suspect was placed in the back seat of the police car while Patrolman Gobin and another officer sat up front. They were on there way to the police station when the suspect produced a gun and shot Patrolman Gobin in the back of his head and the other officer in the shoulder. The suspect was arrested at his home a short time later.

The 26-year-old suspect was convicted of Patrolman Gobin's murder and sentenced to death on April 1, 1932. His sentence was commuted to life in prison on April 27, 1933. He was paroled on January 1, 1953.

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My Aunt was a NYPD police officer.She sadly was sick and lost the battle.It was job related.This made me realize how much sacrifice you and the rest of police officers all make on the I want to thank all Past,Present and Future police officers.Thank you so much.

Niece of former NYPD officer
June 9, 2015


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