Patrolman Eugene F. Scanlon, Sr.

Patrolman Eugene F. Scanlon, Sr.

Lawrence Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, February 12, 1972

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Eugene F. Scanlon, Sr.

Patrolman Eugene Scanlon succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when he was attacked by a group of youths at the Central Catholic High School.

He was working an overtime assignment at the dance when he was informed of a disturbance in the parking lot. When he went to investigate he was jumped by several juveniles and severely beaten. He suffered a severe injury which caused his death 14 days later.

Patrolman Scanlon was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons. Both of his sons also went on to serve with the Lawrence Police Department.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 68

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Friday, January 28, 1972
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Scanlon, it has been 52 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 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

February 12, 2024

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