Captain Patrick Creeden

Captain Patrick Creeden

Newburyport Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, December 26, 1905

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Patrick Creeden

Captain Creeden died as the result of a fall. He and two other officers went to the train station in order to apprehend several suspects for whom they had arrest warrants. The suspects fled when they saw the officers approach, and Captain Creeden pursued them. As he was doing so lost his footing and fell off of a bridge. He succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter at a hospital.

Captain Creeden had served in law enforcement for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Captain Creeden, it has been 118 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 18 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 26, 2023

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