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Police Officer William P. Staples

Everett Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, May 5, 1926

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Reflections for Police Officer William P. Staples

Officer Staples, today marks the 95th anniversary of your tragic, unnecessary and infuriating murder. You have not been, nor will be forgotten, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 5, 2021

William Staples is my great great grandfather who my father never met since he was killed a year before he was born. I never new the complete story of his murder until today. When news articles were sent to me by my cousin. I've been a police officer in the City of Malden Ma for the past 28 yrs. I know why now.
Rest in Peace William your family goes on !

Lieutenant Jon Crannell
Malden Police Department

June 2, 2016

Thinking about you on the 90th anniversary of your tragic death. Many thanks for your service to our country.

John Haseltine - Civilian

May 5, 2016

Officer Staples,
On today, the 88th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Everett.


United States Border Patrol

May 5, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th 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

May 6, 2012

He was born in Maine, lived in Everett, and had a wife and five children. This is in the 1920 census. He is identified in the census tract as a city police officer. His youngest son was twelve when Officer Staples was killed. Very sad.


April 27, 2012

Officer Staples,
On today, the 82nd annivervary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Everett.



May 5, 2008

Though your badge number has been reissued, no doubt, several times in the 80 years since your murder, you have never been replaced and your memory lives on.

God Bless you and Officer Lonergan and may you both be resting in peace.

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

May 5, 2006

Officer Staples, you are not forgotten

May 5, 2005

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