Patrolman Joseph E. Gonya

Patrolman Joseph E. Gonya

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, October 21, 1923

Joseph E. Gonya

Patrolman Joseph Gonya was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend three auto theft suspects in Cleary Square.

Two suspects were eventually apprehended. Both of them were charged with murder but were acquitted at trial.

Patrolman Gonya was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWI. He had served with the Boston Police Department for four years and had previously served with the Mansfield Police Department. He was survived by his parents, brother, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

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On The 90th anniversary of your death, thank you for your service and sacrifice

Drew Hanlon

October 21, 2013

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