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Patrolman Emory Farrington

Milton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, June 8, 1922

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100 years ago today, my great-grandfather Emory Farrington was killed in the line of duty. He had served for 21 years as part of the Milton Police Department, in Milton, Massachusetts.

My grandpa was two years old when his father was killed on June 8, 1922. Patrolman Farrington's death left an indelible mark in my grandpa's life, and by extension, the life of my beloved mom and our entire family. One trauma can lead to many others.

Today, on the centennial of Patrolman Farrington's end of watch, I'd like to take a moment to honor his service and legacy.

Milton PD put together a beautiful post in memory of Patrolman Farrington, which I've shared below along with a link to his page on the Officer Down Memorial Page. I'm especially grateful for Deputy Chief Jim O'Neill for working with me to honor my great-grandfather on this solemn day for my family.

Great-grandpa, you are loved and not forgotten. I always use my middle initial – "F," for Farrington – when I write out my name, to honor my mom and the values she taught me and my brother.

Today, I honor you. Rest in peace.

Kevin Farrington Adler

June 8, 2022

And now it's 96 years. You have NOT been forgotten, Brother.

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

June 8, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 8, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th 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 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

June 23, 2012

Great-Grandfather Emory,

Though my mom nor I ever met you, as you were tragically taken from this earth when my grandfather Ralph was still a boy, your story reverberates in our family. You inspire us with courage, with bravery, with honor, with duty, and with hope. Your story will continue for generations. My mom donated to the Police Officers Memorial Fund until her own last breath; I will do the same sir. May God bless your soul, and may He keep those who recently have entered the gates of Heaven. Please look over us, Emory.

Kevin F. Adler

Kevin F. Adler

March 27, 2008

Thank you for your brave and long service to the citizens of Massachusetts. Although your assailants were never captured there is truth in these words:
"cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once."
Thank you...

Officer MacNeill
Maryland Police Officer

January 17, 2008

Patrolman Farrington,
On today, the 85th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Milton.



June 8, 2007

Patrolman Farrington, it's been 84 years since your senseless murder. I can only hope and pray and believe that those responsible for your death faced justice, one way or another.

You gave your life on this date, so long ago for the sake of the Town of Milton and society as a whole. For your efforts and sacrifice, we thank you. May you be resting at peace and may walking that Heavenly beat have been passed on to those who came after you. You have earned your rest.

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

June 8, 2006


June 8, 2006

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