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

Police Officer Paul Mawaka was killed in a motorcycle crash 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

hit-and-run, motor officer

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Officer Mawaka, it has been 50 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 law enforcement service

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 30, 2023

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