Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Edward A. Mahoney

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, November 21, 1976

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Reflections for Trooper Edward A. Mahoney

Today, November 21, 2018 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Edward A. Mahoney on this his 42nd anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

November 20, 2018

Today, November 21, 2017, the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Edward A. Mahoney on this his 41st anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

November 21, 2017

Mrs. Mahoney, My name is Phil McLaughlin I met you the other day when a piece of my mail was delivered to your address. I just want you to know that you, your husband, and children will never be forgotten. You'll be in my prayers forever.

Phil McLaughlin

November 22, 2016

Today, November 21, 2016, the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Edward A. Mahoney on this his 40th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

November 21, 2016

It's now 38 years. You are still not forgotten.

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

November 21, 2014

Today, your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police honor your memory and sacrifice on this your 38th anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that you and your family have not been forgotten.

Tpr Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

November 21, 2014

From your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police, we honor your memory and sacrifice today on this your 37th anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing you and your family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

November 21, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace


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

November 21, 2011

I still have Your Fathers academy notebook , if you are still interested. please contact me.

Timothy A. Topulos
N/A

September 19, 2008

My Father told me about the tragedy of Trooper E.H.Mahoney. I was just 11 years old. I will never forget the incident as it was told to me. E. H. Mahoney was my fathers partner while He was breaking in. My Father was Staff Sergeant Timothy W. Topulos I remember My Father crying of the death of Trooper Edward A.Mahoney. I still have His Academy notebook that my Father kept....... in case You're interested. contact me.













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Timothy A. Topulos
Son of Massachusetts State Police Supervisor of Trooper Edward A. Maho

September 8, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

Rest in peace hero

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

November 30, 2007

Trooper Mahoney,
On today, the 31st anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Massachusetts. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

November 21, 2007

Trooper Mahoney, it’s such a sad irony in how you died. On this 30th anniversary of your tragic death, I just would like to thank you for your service to the people of the Commonwealth and hope you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother. God Bless you.

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

November 21, 2006

It's been thirty years Eddie and you are still missed my classmate. I see your family every once and a while. They turned out good and you would be proud of them. RIP

Signal 4

James J. Martin MSP retired

June 25, 2006

Edward "Buzz" Mahoney. This man was a father, husband and friend. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet my uncle. His memory tells me he was a light in the lives of my family with an amazing sense of humor and a love for life.

Rest in peace Uncle Buzz.

June 19, 2006

TRUE HERO FOR SURE, REST EASY

February 11, 2005

You are the very definition of the word hero. Rest in peace, you are not forgotten.

a citizen

November 21, 2004

Your unfortunate passing came long before my time with the department, but thank you for your contributions. Alot of efforts have been made to make the "Big Road" safer. Rest In Peace, Semper Fi and Thank You !!

72nd RTT (1994 - Present)

Trooper Mark D. Robbins
Massachusetts State Police

October 11, 2004

Trooper Mahoney,

Rest in Peace Brother....I hope you will continue to watch over us from above and know you will never be forgotten....

Officer
NC

August 12, 2004

Rest in peace Hero.

Ptlm
CPD, NY

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