BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Frank B. Callahan Killed in the Line of Duty on this day 74 Years Ago: On February 19, 1945, Officer Frank B. Callahan was shot while attempting to stop a man who was running from a pawn shop on Washington Street after he had just robbed and killed the proprietor and his wife. Officer Callahan later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on February 20, 1945.
A 26-year veteran of the department, Officer Callahan was 54-years-old at the time of his death. Making his line of duty death ever more tragic is the fact that he left behind a grieving wife and two children.
Officer Callahan was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial on Panel 2, East Line 8.
Let us never forget Officer Callahan, who chose law enforcement in order to protect and serve the community and made the ultimate sacrifice.