Patrolman Frank B. Callahan

Patrolman Frank B. Callahan

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, February 20, 1945

Frank B. Callahan

Patrolman Callahan was shot and mortally wounded by a man who he attempted to stop who was running from a pawn shop. 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

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I will be thinking of you tomorrow when I attend my regular Sunday mass at St. Brigid of Kildare. Thank you for your service to our nation American hero! This will always remain a tremendous loss for our nation. Praying for the safety of all public safety and military members of the United States in 2016. God Bless All You Heroes!

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

February 20, 2016

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