A dedication ceremony honoring a Malden Police officer who died 50 years ago after being shot in the line of duty was held Monday night across from the former A&P Supermarket on Pleasant Street.
Dozens attended the ceremony, led by Police Chief Kevin Molis, as a monument with Edward C. Callahan's name was unveiled with some of the fallen officer's family and friends in attendance.
At about 7:10 p.m. Sept. 14, 1963, Callahan and his partner, George Hood, responded to the then-A&P for a report of a robbery in progress. During a confrontation with the suspects, Callahan was shot, and two days later on Sept. 16 he succumbed to his injuries.
Check out our video of the unveiling of the monument honoring Callahan.