Patrolman William Henry Furdon

Patrolman William Henry Furdon

Newton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, August 12, 1906

William Henry Furdon

Reserve Policeman William Furdon was electrocuted when he attempted to pickup a fallen telephone line on Washington Street in the Brighton Hill area.

He was walking to call box 15 to take a call when he saw the wire and attempted to move it off of the sidewalk. He was electrocuted when he bent down to pick it up.

Policeman Furdon had served with the Newton Police Department for only three months and was filling in for several officers who were on vacation. He was survived by his parents and six siblings.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted

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Officer Furdon,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Newton.


United States Border Patrol

August 12, 2016

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