Patrolman Joseph W. Kelly

Patrolman Joseph W. Kelly

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, July 23, 1938

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Joseph W. Kelly

Patrolman Joseph Kelly was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol on Plymouth-Carver Road in the town of Plymouth.

Patrolman Kelly had served with the Massachusetts State Police for two years and was assigned to D Troop. He was survived by his father and two brothers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident, patrol, vehicle crash

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Patrolman Kelly, it has been 85 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 service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 23, 2023

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