Patrolman Joseph Howard Doane

Patrolman Joseph Howard Doane

Swampscott Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, August 18, 1952

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Joseph Howard Doane

Patrolman Joseph Doane was assaulted and killed while on patrol. He was assaulted while trying to break up a fight at the New Ocean House hotel. He was kicked and suffered a ruptured spleen.

Patrolman Doane was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Swampscott Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Doane Bridge, which carries the Danvers Road across the railroad tracks from Essex Street, was named in his memory.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 18, 2020

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