Patrolman John J. Guthrie

Patrolman John J. Guthrie

Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, December 26, 1926

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John J. Guthrie

Patrolman John Guthrie succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier when he was struck by a car while directing traffic.

The impact threw Patrolman Guthrie into the path of oncoming streetcar. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Patrolman Guthrie had served with the Cambridge Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 21, 1926

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Patrolman Guthrie, it has been 97 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 17 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 26, 2023

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