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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DAD,your grandchildren are amazing!!!would make you smile and so very proud!!!!! I still miss you today as I have missed you over the years.A part of my heart is missing and will always ache because your not here.A green carnation a shamrock shake,tears and prayers ....I miss you dad.HAPPY IRISH DAY dad I love you.....melissa

Melissa Duggan
Your daughter

March 16, 2019

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