Patrolman Ward M. Bray

Patrolman Ward M. Bray

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, April 14, 1921

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Ward M. Bray

Patrolman Ward Bray was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a commercial vehicle while he was on patrol near the intersection of Centre Street and Walter Street.

He was driving a motorcycle with a sidecar at the time of the crash. The other driver was arrested on a charge of manslaughter.

Patrolman Bray was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Boston Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and mother.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Bray we thank you for your service to our nation and our city. We will be thinking of you when we attend our usual mass at St. Brigid. God Bless You American Hero!

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

April 15, 2016

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