Captain Earl H. Grimes

Captain Earl H. Grimes

Athol Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, April 13, 1937

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Earl H. Grimes

Captain Grimes was shot and killed after he and another officer were dispatched to investigate a suspicious man begging money from children at a deserted shack near a set of railroad tracks.

The suspect opened fire on them with a 12-gauge shotgun as they approached. The other officer returned fire killing the suspect, an ex-convict.

Captain Grimes had served with the Athol Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Shot and killed

convicted felon, suspicious person

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Rest in peace.


April 13, 2022

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