This Day In Norwood History-May 14

Ex-Police Chief Dies Driving Car in Norwood


NORWOOD, May 14-Former Police Chief Thomas Lydon, 64, died at the wheel of his car about 1 a. m. today, apparently after suffering a heart attack.

Lydon collapsed as he was driving along Willow st. and the automobile crashed into a utility pole. He was dead on arrival at Norwood Hospital.

He was a member of the Norwood police force for 35 years; for 20 years he served as a sergeant and for five as chief. He belonged to the Massachusetts Association of Police Chiefs.

He leaves three children: Martin of Norwood and Thomas, Jr., of Millis: and Mary Lydon of Washington, D. C.

(The Boston Globe-May 14, 1955)

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