Prison Guard Walter R. Doucette

Prison Guard Walter R. Doucette

Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, December 24, 1935

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Walter R. Doucette

Prison Guard Walter Doucette was shot and killed with his own weapon while transporting two prisoners back to the prison after their court appearance in the Dedham Superior Court.

After shooting Guard Doucette the two threw his body into the street and then stole the taxi they were riding in. Guard Doucette was transported to City Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Guard Doucette had served with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections for six years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Hello Grandpa--yet another year has gone by, but your memory burns ever bright. I miss all my family so much at Christmas--you have seniority on them all, Grandpa, so keep them all in line in Heaven. I'll bet you and Dad are great friends, swapping all sorts of stories about "the joint" The Charles St Jail is no more, and the old Bridgewater State Hospital was torn down. Merry Christmas in Heaven to all the wonderful Doucettes--keep them safe, Grandpa, as you did in life.XOXO

Janice Kelley RN
Dept. of Correction/Granddaughter

December 26, 2016

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