Patrolman William G. Clancy

Patrolman William G. Clancy

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, January 22, 1920

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William G. Clancy

Patrolman William Clancy was shot by an armed youth at a dance in Charlestown.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled January 1, 1953.

Patrolman Clancy was a veteran of WWI prior and had served with the Boston Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife, 2-year-old son, and father. He is buried at Highland Cemetery with full military honors.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge 24
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1953

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Yesterday on Friday was the anniversary of your line of duty death and no matter how much time passes you are never forgotten. I am a resident of the great city of Boston, Massachusetts and I thank you for your proven dedication to this nation. Thank you for your service in the U.S. Military during the First World War and thank you for your service for the city of Boston. This will always be a tremendous loss for our city and nation. When I attend the 4:00PM Mass at St. Brigid of Kildare I will be praying and thinking of you William.

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

January 23, 2016

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