On this day in 1975, Shrewsbury Cop James Lonchiadis was shot and killed when he interrupted an auto theft in progress. His murder is my first memory of a cop being killed in the line of duty. I think of it every time I drive by the scene of the crime, the Worcester City Motel. Officer Lonchiadis's young son grew up to be a police officer and is currently protecting lives and preserving the peace in Shrewsbury. Read his Dad's story and honor his memory by clicking HERE.
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