Police Officer William R. Beckman

Police Officer William R. Beckman

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, September 1, 1976

William R. Beckman

Police Officer William Beckman suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after being involved in a foot pursuit in the area of 362 Commonwealth Avenue.

He had responded to reports of vandalism in the area and became involved in a foot pursuit the suspect. He caught the subject and placed him in his cruiser before collapsing.

The man he captured was charged with manslaughter.

Officer Beckman had been served with the Boston Police Department for 21 years and is survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

foot pursuit

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 13, 2013

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