Sergeant John Joseph Shanahan

Sergeant John Joseph Shanahan

Revere Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, November 19, 1928

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John Joseph Shanahan

Sergeant John Shanahan was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the scene of an accident on the North Shore Road near the Lynn-Revere line.

He was taken to a hospital in Lynn where he died from his injuries the following day. The driver who struck him was convicted of manslaughter.

Sergeant Shanahan had served with the Revere Police Department for 25 years.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 18, 1928

accident scene, directing traffic

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Sergeant Shanahan, it has been 95 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 law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 20, 2023

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