Patrolman John Condon

Patrolman John Condon

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, October 7, 1927

John Condon

Patrolman John Condon was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men for disorderly conduct.

The men attacked Patrolman Condon, disarmed him, and shot him with his own gun.

Both men, ages 24 and 26, were charged with second degree murder. The shooter pled guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 4 to 7 years in prison. The other suspect was convicted of assault and battery and sentenced to 15 months.

Patrolman Condon had served with the Boston Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 4 to 7 years

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Patrolman Condon,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 7, 2017

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