On November 18, 1972, Henry T. Minard responded to a silent alarm at Mayor's Jewelers in the Hollywood Mall, which is directly across the street from the current Police Headquarters. Officer Minard interrupted a robbery in progress. The suspects, posing as salesmen, ambushed Minard as he entered the store.
He was shot and died several hours later. The suspects, Joseph Greer and Jon Catlett, were captured in Peabody, Massachusetts three days later. Greer later escaped and was killed in a shoot-out with police. Catlett appealed and was given a new trial. He was convicted again and remains in prison.