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Sgt. Charles E. Bradley

The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation will honor eight heroes killed in the line of duty, including late Cambridge resident Charles E. Bradley, at a memorial ceremony held noon Friday at Ashburton Park, next to the Massachusetts State House.

Bradley, a sergeant at the North Cambridge Station, was killed Dec. 13, 1934, when he was struck by a vehicle crossing the street during blizzard-like conditions.

Bradley had served the Cambridge Police Department for 34 years. At the time, he was 60 and he was survived by his wife and three sons.

Generations after his death, a successor at the department worked to secure him a spot on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington. Now he will appear on the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial, inducted as part of an annual ceremony held for the past 29 years. For information, visit

Update on Sept. 30, 2017: Cambridge police sent these tweets after the ceremony: