Police Officer Paul F. Mawaka

Police Officer Paul F. Mawaka

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, October 30, 1973

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Paul F. Mawaka

Officer Mawaka was killed in a motorcycle accident while on duty. He was struck by a hit and run driver while returning to the station at the end of his shift. The driver was never found.

Officer Mawaka had served with the Springfield Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife, Claire, and three daughters, Laura, Wendy and Kimberly.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 158

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Forever loved, cherished and missed... Your loss continues to cut deeply though my memories of you bring such joy. Your legacy lives on in your children, your grandchildren and all of those who love you most. So very proud and grateful to have you for my dad.


February 16, 2018

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