Patrolman Thomas J. Duggan, Sr.

Patrolman Thomas J. Duggan, Sr.

Lawrence Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, March 19, 1990

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. The male suspect beat Officer Duggan to death with an aluminum baseball bat while the female suspect held his arms. Officer Duggan succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Officer Duggan was survived by his wife, three daughters, and son.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 80

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Friday, March 16, 1990
  • Weapon Blunt object; Bat
  • Offender Found not guilty due to technicality

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Now 28 years have passed. I hope those who murdered you have also.

God Bless you, Brother and may your continued rest remain peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 19, 2018

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