Sergeant Frank Gaughan

Sergeant Frank Gaughan

Needham Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, November 28, 1931

Frank Gaughan

Sergeant Gaughan suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after assisting at the scene of a large house fire on Charles River Street. He had returned to the police station at the Needham Town Hall when he suddenly began to feel ill and collapsed.

Sergeant Gaughan was a WWI veteran and had served with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Brother, it is now 86 years and you have NOT been forgotten. God Bless you and your descendants. Thank you for all your service to the people of the United States and the Commonwealth.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

November 28, 2017

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