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Plymouth Police Officers Fallen in the Line of Duty


Four Plymouth Police Officers have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our community.

Officer Gregg Maloney

End of Watch: Monday, April 1, 2014

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Officer Gregg Maloney

Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 17 years
Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident
Date of Incident: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Police Officer Gregg Maloney was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Samoset Street, near Pilgrim Trail, while on patrol with another motor officer at approximately 2:15 pm.

He was flown to Mass General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

He was survived by his wife and two sons.

Patrolman Paul David Murphy

End of Watch: Thursday, January 28, 1965

Ptl Paul Murphy

Age: 36
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Cause of Death: Fall
Date of Incident: Thursday, January 28, 1965

Patrolman Murphy was found unconscious at the base of a flight of ice-covered steps off of School Street. He died a short time later at a Boston Hospital.

Patrolman Murphy was survived by his wife and two children. He was a WW2 USMC veteran serving from 1945-1947.

Patrolman George S. Bell

End of Watch: Saturday, June 29, 1946

Patrolman George S. Bell

Age: 31
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, June 29, 1946
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Patrolman Bell was shot and killed by a migrant worker when he and another officer attempted to arrest him for the murder of a house maid a week earlier. A short time later a state trooper shot and killed the suspect when the suspect opened fire on him in a field near a migrant workers camp.

Patrolman Bell was survived by his wife and was a World War 2 US Marine Corps veteran.

Captain Josiah D. Baxter

End of Watch: Monday, May 3, 1875

Age: 57
Tour of Duty: 17 years
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, May 3, 1875
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Sentenced to prison

Captain Baxter was shot and killed while trying to arrest a domestic abuser. The suspect was captured a short time later. The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to prison.

Captain Baxter was survived by his wife.

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