Patrolman Joseph W. Lawlor, Jr.

Patrolman Joseph W. Lawlor, Jr.

North Andover Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, March 27, 1981

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Joseph W. Lawlor, Jr.

Patrolman Lawlor died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in his patrol car. The vehicle's rear-most section of the tailpipe was missing, allowing fumes to seep into the vehicle.

Patrolman Lawlor was survived by his wife and three young sons. All three of Patrolman Lawlor's sons went into law enforcement.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 24

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

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Patrolman Lawlor,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of North Andover. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 27, 2021

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