Please join us for our last meeting of the year!
After spending 29 years with the Boston Police Department working his way up the ranks from sergeant to lieutenant detective and eventually superintendent, John F. Gallagher is excited to join us to talk about his true crime books. His most recent book titled “A Monument to Her Grief: The Sturtevant Murders of Halifax, Massachusetts,” is a tragic incident that has become local lore, the book recounts the brutal triple murder of three elderly people at their rural farmhouse in 1874. Gallagher used his many years of investigative experience to research the holdings of the Halifax Historical Society and Museum, contemporaneous news accounts, court and prison records, archival manuscripts, case law and other documentary evidence to offer the first in-depth look at the murders that forever changed this small town just twenty miles from Foxborough.
The goal of his books is not only to contribute to the preservation of local history, albeit dark, but also to honor the memory of the victims of these long forgotten murders.
Join us Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 7:30 pm in the Community Room of the Boyden Library in Foxborough, to hear John recount about all three murders. All are welcome!