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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Patrolman Mullen,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

December 18, 2022

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