Patrolman John J. Earle

Patrolman John J. Earle

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, October 21, 1916

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John J. Earle

Patrolman John Earle succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was crushed between two trolley cars the intersection of Boylston Street and Washington Street.

The inbound trolley failed to make the switch properly and struck the outbound trolley, causing the crash.

Patrolman Earle had served with the Boston Police Department for four years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar
  • Incident Date Friday, October 20, 1916

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 21, 2010

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