Patrolman Forbes A. McLeod

Patrolman Forbes A. McLeod

Needham Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, February 2, 1934

Forbes A. McLeod

Patrolman Forbes McLeod was shot and killed by several subjects who had just robbed the Needham Trust Company bank.

The men had taken hostages and shot and killed Patrolman McLeod as they escaped in a vehicle and entered Needham Heights. Patrolman Francis Haddock was at the fire station talking with a firefighter. Upon seeing the uniformed men the suspect opened fire with a machine gun, killing Patrolman Haddock.

The subjects were convicted of first degree murder and executed.

Patrolman McLeod was a WWI veteran and had served with the Needham Police Department for nine years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Machine gun
  • Offender Executed

bank robbery

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank yoou for your service. . My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 2, 2012

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