Fallen Officers



Patrolman Cassius W. White

Billerica Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, August 23, 1936

Description: Patrolman White was struck by a vehicle as he crossed the street to provide assistance to two state troopers who had initiated a traffic stop. Patrolman White was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Kenneth Barry Collins

Billerica Police Department
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 7, 1969

Description: Patrolman Collins died from injuries received while answering a call. Patrolman Collins was shot by the male suspect when he entered the residence.

Patrolman Thomas E. Strunk

Billerica Police Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, March 27, 1985

Description: Officer Strunk was off-duty when he observed a motorist driving in a dangerous, erratic manner. Officer Strunk approached the vehicle, showed his badge and identified himself as a policeman. The driver attempted to flee, with Officer Strunk holding on. The driver drove for about a half mile before losing control of the vehicle. Officer Strunk was thrown against a telephone pole and suffered massive head and chest injuries. Officer Strunk was pronounced dead at the hospital. The motorist was arrested and charged with manslaughter.


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