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Patrolman Thomas J. Riley

Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, November 20, 1920

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Reflections for Patrolman Thomas J. Riley

I found this picture and was amazed at how much Officer Riley and I looked alike. Almost like looking in a mirror. I hope you are at rest Sir.

Officer Thomas W. Riley
Chelsea Police Dept.

August 6, 2018

It has now been 97 years since your senseless murder. I find is a shame that your killer was allowed the freedom you were denied, simply for breaking up an unruly crowd.

I pray you are resting comfortably, Brother. God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

November 20, 2017

Patrolman Riley,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cambridge.


United States Border Patrol

November 20, 2013

Thank you Sir for your Heroism, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninety-first 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 20, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 29, 2007

Patrolman Riley,
On today, the 86th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cambridge.



November 20, 2007

thank you sir

son of retired walthm pd ofc

November 20, 2006

Patrolman Riley, today marks the 86th anniversary of your murder. As a Harvard University Police Officer I interact with the Cambridge Police on a regular basis and find them a competent and professional group of people. The loss of a Cambridge officer would have almost the same impact as the loss of one of our own. Our two departments have a very long history. I was not aware of what had happened to you those many years ago and can only hope that the individual who committed this heinous act found justice, if not in this life, then in the next.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 20, 2006

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