Captain Richard J. Cashin

Captain Richard J. Cashin

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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Richard J. Cashin

Captain Richard Cashin was killed in an on duty automobile accident on Route 1, in Saugus, at approximately 1:45 am. While searching for a reported erratic driver his patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Captain Cashin was assigned as the shift commander of Troop A and had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 28 years.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons. His uncle, Sergeant Arthur Cashin, was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 20, 1980, while serving with the Chelsea Police Department.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash

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Today, January 28th, the Retired Association of Metropolitan Police takes a moment to honor and remember Captain Richard J. Cashin on this his 11th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Responding to an erratic driver on Route 1 in Saugus, Captain Cashin was killed when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole. A twenty-nine year veteran and 52 years old, he served the Massachusetts State Police as A Troop Shift Commander and was a member of the former Metropolitan Police class of 1980. He leaves behind his wife, two daughters and two sons.
Submitted by Tom Dolan

Tpr Tomas E. Dolan, retired
MA State Police/Metropolitan Police

January 28, 2020

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