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- May. 25, 1962 -
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Boston Police Dept. Patch
Resided: MA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 25, 1962
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 33 yrs. of age
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Dept: Boston Police Dept. - MA
1 Schroeder Plaza  
Boston, MA   02120   USA
(617)343-4633
County: Suffolk
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 1308
On The Job: 7 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MA   USA   Fri. May. 25, 1962
Summary: Patrolman John Gallagher was shot by a burglar at Shawmut Bank in Kenmore Square when responding to an alarm. The suspect ambushed Patrolman Gallagher in the basement and shot him once in the chest, and then in the knee. Patrolman Gallagher died at Beth Israel Hospital.

The suspect was sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to life in prison. He died while incarcerated.

Patrolman Gallagher was survived by his wife, Rita and three children, John, Jr., Mary, and Anne.

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