Trooper James Brian Malloy

Trooper James Brian Malloy

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 1997

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James Brian Malloy

Trooper James Malloy suffered a fatal heart attack after struggling with a combative prisoner at the barracks on Route 1, in Foxboro.

He had escorted a prisoner from his cell to a pay phone and was attempting to put the prisoner back into the cell when the man became combative and struggled with Trooper Malloy.

After getting the prisoner back in the cell Trooper Malloy then assisted carrying several heavy bundles of confiscated marijuana up several flights of stairs. He reported to the front desk and asked for medical assistance for chest pains before collapsing.

Trooper Malloy was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Today, January 23, 2018 the Massachusetts State Police and the Retired Association of Metropolitan Police take a moment to honor and remember Trooper James B. Malloy on this his 21st anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

January 23, 2018

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