Patrolman Emory Farrington

Patrolman Emory Farrington

Milton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, June 8, 1922

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Emory Farrington

Patrolman Farrington was shot and killed after interrupting several suspects who were stripping a stolen car of its parts.

One of the suspects shot Patrolman Farrington in the back of the head. After Patrolman Farrington failed to check in during his normal rounds, a search was initiated, and his body was found next to the stolen car. No suspects were ever identified or apprehended in connection with his murder.

Patrolman Farrington had been with the Milton Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

burglary in progress

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100 years ago today, my great-grandfather Emory Farrington was killed in the line of duty. He had served for 21 years as part of the Milton Police Department, in Milton, Massachusetts.

My grandpa was two years old when his father was killed on June 8, 1922. Patrolman Farrington's death left an indelible mark in my grandpa's life, and by extension, the life of my beloved mom and our entire family. One trauma can lead to many others.

Today, on the centennial of Patrolman Farrington's end of watch, I'd like to take a moment to honor his service and legacy.

Milton PD put together a beautiful post in memory of Patrolman Farrington, which I've shared below along with a link to his page on the Officer Down Memorial Page. I'm especially grateful for Deputy Chief Jim O'Neill for working with me to honor my great-grandfather on this solemn day for my family.

Great-grandpa, you are loved and not forgotten. I always use my middle initial – "F," for Farrington – when I write out my name, to honor my mom and the values she taught me and my brother.

Today, I honor you. Rest in peace.

Kevin Farrington Adler

June 8, 2022

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