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 agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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On this father's day I am thinking of our family legacy and all that changes for future generations when an officer is killed in the line of duty. How does that change their children, their grandchildren, and my generation - their great grandchildren? We hope you are proud of the good we are doing with our lives.

Nikki
Great Granddaughter

June 21, 2020

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