Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Watch Officer Jonathan Houghton

Boston Watch, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, December 19, 1825

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Reflections for Watch Officer Jonathan Houghton

My 4th great grandfather.

Ann-Marie Cunniff

May 26, 2019

It is now 190 years since your murder. You have NOT been forgotten.

God Bless.

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

December 19, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 186th 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 19, 2011

Your brother and sisters still remember your sacrafice. It was just announced over all channels of the BPD radio system. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

December 19, 2010

Rest in peace and may all know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 11, 2010

Watch Officer Hiughton,
Thank You for your service and sacrifice. YOU are a HERO!!You may have left us but you will never be forgotten...
God Bless you... Rest in Peace..

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 5, 2008

Watch Officer Houghton,
On today, the 182nd anniversary of of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for th citizens of Boston.



December 19, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

December 10, 2007

In the line of duty, another hero pays the ultimate sacrifice so others can walk without fear. May you REST IN PEACE.

Correction Officer Scott Boutell
Massachusetts Department of Correction (MCI-Shirley)

August 21, 2007

thanks for what you did.god bless and r.i.p.

fairfield county s-o lanc,ohio

November 23, 2006

Watch Officer Houghton, you have the distinction of being the first known law officer to die in the line of duty in Massachusetts. A sad distinction. It will never be known what you may have been known for had you not been visciously murdered.

Your memory lives on. God Bless and Rest in Peace.

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

March 20, 2006

On 07/15/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Watch Officer Jonathan Houghton and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05

November 21, 2005

Watch Officer Houghton,

Many years have gone by...But we will never forget...Rest in Peace Brother...


August 12, 2004

Watch Officer Houghton, thank you for your service to the citizens of this great country. You are gone but not forgotten.

Daniel Olivas

December 12, 2003

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