Patrolman Thomas J. Duggan, Sr.

Patrolman Thomas J. Duggan, Sr.

Lawrence Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, March 16, 1990

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Thomas J. Duggan, Sr.

Patrolman Thomas Duggan was assaulted on his way to court when he approached a man and woman after they almost hit his vehicle near the intersection of Lowell Street and Boulevard.

The subjects became disorderly and assaulted Patrolman Duggan with an aluminum baseball bat. Patrolman Duggan attempted to take action and place the subjects under arrest. The male subject beat Officer Duggan to death with the bat while the female held his arms. Officer Duggan succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Officer Duggan had served with the Lawrence Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, and son.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 80

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 13, 1990
  • Weapon Blunt object; Bat
  • Offender Found not guilty due to technicality

assault, disorderly, off duty

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Shiloh, I am not sure who you are, but being the daughter of Officer Thomas Duggan Sr, I am quite curious as to which sibling of mine you belong to. Tom, Melissa, Becky and myself have no children named Shiloh.

Kelley Cullivan
Kelley Duggan Cullivan- Youngest child of Thomas Duggan Sr

November 13, 2022

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