Patrolman Frank B. Callahan

Patrolman Frank B. Callahan

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, February 20, 1945

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Frank B. Callahan

Patrolman Frank Callahan was shot and mortally wounded by a man who he attempted to stop who was running from a pawn shop on Washington Street, near Broadway.

The man had just killed the proprietor and his wife during a holdup attempt. Another officer who was standing nearby shot and killed the suspect. Patrolman Callahan died in the hospital the next day.

Patrolman Callahan was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, February 19, 1945
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

murder suspect, robbery

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