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Deputy Sheriff Emmet F. Haskins

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, June 12, 1910

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Emmet F. Haskins

Rest in Peace, Deputy Haskins.
Emmett Francis Haskins was born in Savoy, Massachusetts Aug 28, 1854 son of Hubbard Haskins and Elizabeth Russell Haskins; grandson of Levi and Julia (Bullard or Bullock) Haskins, great-grandson of Shurdick and Betsey Haskins, all of Savoy.
Excerpts from very lengthy articles published on June 13 and June 16,1910 in the Springfield Republican [articles include several photos]:
Emmett Haskins was Deputy Sheriff of Charlemont, Franklin County. He was killed while attempting to arrest Silas N. Phelps in Monroe Bridge for stabbing the mill superintendent Wm Penman of Ramage paper company. Penman was not seriously injured. Upon arriving at the Phelps home, Haskins was told by Mrs. Phelps that her husband was not coming out and Haskins should go away. Haskins responded he would enter by force and did so with two other officers. Phelps shot Haskins with a shotgun at close range; Haskins was hit in the chest and died almost instantly. The officers dragged Haskins out of the home and ended up leaving as Phelps made it clear he would continue to shoot. Phelps was pursued later into the woods; he was apprehended a few days later on Wed. June 15th at 1:30pm about a mile from his home. He was charged with murder.
Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 14 March 2023), memorial page for Emmett Francis Haskins (21 Aug 1854–12 Jun 1910), Find a Grave Memorial ID 64161078, citing Leavitt Cemetery, Charlemont, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Kevin Avery (contributor 47024642).

Lisa Anderson Haskins

March 14, 2023

Deputy Haskins, it's now been 112 years since your murder and 110 since justice was done.

May your rest remain ever peaceful and may God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

June 12, 2022

Deputy Sheriff Haskins,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Franklin County.


United States Border Patrol

June 12, 2020

Today marks 110 years of your untimely departure, please know that time will never erase your sacrifice and service.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 12, 2020

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 15, 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 102nd anniversary yer 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

November 18, 2012

As I worked on my genealogy, I discovered that a distant relative of mine commit the heinous act of the shooting of Deputy Sheriff Haskins. A truly regrettable blemish on the family tree. may he rest in peace knowing that his killer was among the first people to be put to death in an electric chair in the state of Massachusetts.


July 10, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Haskins,
On today, the 98th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Franklin County.



June 12, 2008

Deputy Haskins, today marks the 97th year since your murder. I'm sure your murderer has found true justice.

Thank you for your service to Franklin County and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are a true hero.

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

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

June 12, 2007

Deputy Haskins,

No Officer should be without a reflection........

Thank you for your service and dedication to the citizens in Franklin County, you are not FORGOTTEN........ Rest in peace BROTHER......

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt

June 17, 2006

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