Deputy Sheriff Emmet F. Haskins

Deputy Sheriff Emmet F. Haskins

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, June 12, 1910

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Emmet F. Haskins

Deputy Sheriff Emmet Haskins was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest a man at his home for assault.

The suspect fled to the nearby Monroe Mountains, where it took the Massachusetts State Militia to flush him out and capture him three days later.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and executed at the Massachusetts State Prison in Charlestown on January 26, 1912.

Deputy Haskins had served with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1912

arrest attempt

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Deputy Haskins, it has been 113 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 that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 12, 2023

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