Patrolman Joseph M. Mullen

Patrolman Joseph M. Mullen

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, December 18, 1972

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Joseph M. Mullen

Patrolman Joseph Mullen was struck and killed while directing traffic during an overtime assignment at the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square.

He was struck by a trash truck that was leaving the construction site.

Patrolman Mullen was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He had served with the Boston Police Department for 35 years and was assigned to the Harbor Division. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, brother, and sister.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

directing traffic, OT

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. 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

December 18, 2011

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