Patrol Officer Rubin A. Paine

Patrol Officer Rubin A. Paine

Marblehead Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, April 25, 1950

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Rubin A. Paine

Patrol Officer Reuben Paine succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained after responding to a domestic disturbance. Despite being wounded, Officer Paine was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Paine was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWI and had served with the Marblehead Police Department for over 33 years.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Officer Paine, it's now been 72 years since your murder. Though satisfying to know that you prevented your murderer from ever killing, it didn't bring you back. Thank you for your service to the Town of Marblehead and the Commonwealth as a whole.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

April 25, 2022

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