Officer Edward C. Callahan

Officer Edward C. Callahan

Malden Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, September 16, 1963

Edward C. Callahan

Officer Edward Callahan was shot and killed and his partner was seriously wounded while responding to a robbery at a market on the corner of Pleasant and Pearl Streets.

The shooter was apprehended in Maine several days later. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. In 1971 his sentence was commuted to life. He died in prison August 4, 2014.

Officer Callahan had been employed with the Malden Police Department for ten years, and was survived by his wife and two children. His son later became a Malden police officer.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 57

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Thank you so much for serving in our law enforcement. No amount of time could ever make us forget your courage and dedication. God bless you and your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian

June 17, 2016

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