Patrolman Walter Hird

Patrolman Walter Hird

Methuen Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, December 12, 1966

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Walter Hird

Patrolman Hird died in a local hospital from injuries he received during a scuffle with a man he was trying to arrest for drunkenness in a local bar.

Patrolman Hird had served with the agency for 19 years. He was survived by his wife. He was a World War II Navy veteran of the South Pacific.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Hird, it has been 57 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 military and law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 12, 2023

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