Correction Officer James A. Callahan, Sr.

Correction Officer James A. Callahan, Sr.

Middlesex County Sheriff's Office, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, August 24, 1973

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James A. Callahan, Sr.

Correction Officer James Callahan suffered a fatal heart attack when he was assaulted by an inmate at the county jail.

The inmate was being moved to an isolation unit when the assault occurred.

Officer Callahan had served with the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Callahan,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Middlesex County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement then that of a Corrections Officer.


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August 24, 2013

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