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BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember Officer Laurence V. Sheridan who died 84 years ago today. On Wednesday July 28, 1937, Officer Sheridan succumbed to injuries he had sustained in the line of duty several months earlier after being assaulted by a prisoner.

Officer Sheridan was 38-years-old at the time of his death and was survived by his wife and their seven children.

Officer Sheridan is buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial located at the State House in Downtown Boston.