In Memorium

Officers Who Passed Away While Serving the Department


Officer Robert Maloney
Dates of Service: 1/31/1974 - 11/22/1998


Officer Harry Levine
Dates of Service: 5/23/1980 - 9/29/1997


Lieutenant Edmond Cuneo
Dates of Service: 5/1/1965 - 3/8/1996


Officer Robert Sheehan
Dates of Service: 5/1966 - 4/1994

Officer Melvin Dyer
On Saturday, August 16, 2008 Officer Melvin Dyer was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop while directing traffic at the Marshfield Fair, the incident occurred at the intersection of Main and South River Streets. Officer Dyer was transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries nine days later. Officer Dyer served as a part-time police officer with the department and had previously served with the Plymouth County Sheriffs Department. Officer Dyer also served in the United States Marine Corps. 

Detective Sergeant Thomas Brown
Detective Sergeant Thomas Brown began his career with the Duxbury Police Department in 1974. Sergeant Brown was both a scholar and mentor to the men and women of the department. He was a 1980 graduate of Northeastern University with his Masters degree in Criminal Justice. After many years as a Patrolman he was promoted to Sergeant in 1987. In 1989 he was called upon to command the detective division. Because of Sergeant Brown’s extensive police experience both in the field and in the classroom, he was assigned the additional duty of department training officer in 1990. Sergeant Brown passed away after a battle with cancer on November 1st 1991, at the age of 44. He is remembered as a selfless officer who was highly dedicated to the community, his fellow officers, and his family. Sergeant Brown left a lasting impression on the department that is carried on by his two sons, Tom and Dan who are presently officers with the department.

Captain Thomas Johnson
Captain Thomas Johnson, born in New York, had lived most of his life in Duxbury. He was a 35-year veteran of the Duxbury police Department, having joined the Department as a patrolman in 1953. Captain Johnson was appointed Sergeant in 1962, Captain in 1970, and served as Acting Chief Three times. Tom earned the respect and friendship of all who knew him. He will be remembered as a man dedicated to his family, the Department, and the Community. Tom's Years of service to the Duxbury were an indication of his loyalty and love for the Town and it's people. His quiet manor, strength of character, warmth and compassion will be missed.

Joe O'BrienOfficer Joseph O'Brien 
Joe O'Brien served the Town of Duxbury as a Special Police Officer assigned to the Harbormaster Department from 2014 until he passed away in December of 2016. Joe loved coming to work and cherished Duxbury and its beautiful landscapes. He was well respected and liked by his collegues and the public alike. Prior to coming to work in Duxbury, Joe spent his career as Needham Police detective. He proudly served on the bank robbery task force, Northstar, Metrostar, Norpac, SWAT, anti crime drug task force, investigative support and child abduction response team, and as a hostage negotiator.