Officer John G. B. Guyette

Officer John G. B. Guyette

Brockton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, November 29, 1919

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John G. B. Guyette

Officer John Guyette was shot and killed while investigating a domestic assault at 160 Summer Street.

They had responded to the home after receiving a report from a woman that her husband had assaulted her. They located the man outside of the home and spoke to him without arresting him. They pretended to leave the area but then went to a home next door to watch the subject. The man entered the home and began arguing with his wife, at which point both officers went inside to arrest him.

The man opened fire and shot Officer Guyette, killing him instantly. The man was arrested and charged with murder.

Officer Guyette had served with the Brockton Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 208

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested


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Officer Guyette, it has been 104 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 29, 2023

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