Patrolman Thomas F. Dynan

Patrolman Thomas F. Dynan

Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, January 4, 1912

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Thomas F. Dynan

Patrolman Thomas Dynan succumbed to injuries sustained on December 31st, 1911, when he was struck by a streetcar near the intersection of Main Street and First Street in Kendell Square.

He had just finished handling a call for service at Engine 7 and was crossing the street when the streetcar's fender struck him and knocked him down. He suffered a fractured skull when he hit his head on the pavement.

Patrolman Dynan had served with the Cambridge Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 31, 1911

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Brother, I'm glad your tragic death and sacrifice has been discovered and shown here. It is truly and honor to work alongside the Women and Men of the Cambridge Police Department and the efforts and sacrifices of all should never be forgotten.

Patrolman Dynan, God Bless and may your eternal Rest be ever Peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 29, 2020

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