Police Officer Roland Kinlock

Police Officer Roland Kinlock

Methuen Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, January 7, 1974

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Roland Kinlock

Police Officer Roland Kinlock suffered a fatal heart attack when he was assaulted while making an arrest.

Officer Kinlock had served with the Methuen Police Department for 31 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and three grandchildren.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available


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Dear Daddy,

So many times I started to write something but my eyes would fill with tears, I could not see, I would get choked up and unable to continue. I have just turned 80, and with the Coronavirus raging through America I don't want to pass away and miss the chance to tell you how much I love and miss you.

I was daddy's little girl for sure. I remember the train ride to Boston, feeding the pigeons, building snowmen, sitting on your shoulders at the beach, and our trip to Florida when I was 9. You were there to walk me down the aisle, and always encouraged me in my endeavors. You were truly a great dad.

We took Mama to Washington DC for HER 80th birthday and to the Memorial Wall where we all did a rubbing of your name. I have always supported the "blue," have quietly made donations to police causes, started a police award in your honor, given many of your police things to the Methuen PD for their little museum, and donated $2000 for the purchase of a police dog in your name. You have never, ever, been forgotten.

You now have four great-great-grandchildren, three girls and a boy. They know what a wonderful man you were, and they have pictures of you so they will know what you looked like. I have given the boy your police badge....he carries your name. I love you and miss you, and am so proud to call you my dad!

Your Loving Daughter

July 28, 2020

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