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

motorcycle, vehicle crash

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Patrolman Bray, it has been 103 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 military and 2 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

April 14, 2024

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