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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Now, 110 years have passed since you were murdered. Neither you, nor your sacrifice have been forgotten and your sacrifice is honored here.

God Bless you Brother and may you remain at rest in Heaven.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 8, 2018

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