Patrolman Charles H. Emerson

Patrolman Charles H. Emerson

Methuen Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, August 8, 1908

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Charles H. Emerson

Patrolman Charles Emerson and Patrolman Francis McDermott were shot and killed while paroling the Peat Meadow in the area of Lowell and Woodland Streets at 2200 hours.

They had been assigned to the area to watch for persons who were stealing hay in the location. The suspect in their murders was never apprehended.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended


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While your assailants may have never faced justice here on earth, they surely faced a much higher justice elsewhere at alter time. Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your memory, service and sacrifice.

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

August 8, 2020

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