BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Lieutenant Edward J. Kelley who passed away on Friday, January 14, 1938, due to complications stemming from a heart attack he suffered at an earlier date while on duty.
Lieutenant Kelley was 54-years-old at the time of his passing and had served and been a member of the Boston Police Department for 28 years.
Prior to joining the Boston Police Department, Kelley worked for several years with the Boston Fire Department.
Lieutenant Kelley was laid to rest at Old Calvary Cemetery in Roslindale. Sadly, he was survived by and left behind a wife and three sons.
While Lt. Kelley’s death did not meet the requirements needed to be eligible for inclusion on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C., his name is located on the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters, as well as, the Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House in Downtown Boston.