The Needham Historical Society and the Needham Channel Presents The Millen-Faber Gang


Photo Credit: Needham Historical Society
Photo Credit: Needham Historical Society

You’re invited to the premiere of The Millen-Faber Gang, a film by Derick Risner.

February 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm. Admission free.
Powers Hall, in Needham Town Hall (1471 Highland Avenue)
Presented by the Needham Channel and the Needham Historical Society
Seating is limited to the first 250 people to attend.

On February 2, 1934, three men robbed The Needham Trust Company and killed two Needham police officers. The bank robbery was historic, as it not only was the first and only time Needham officers were killed in the line of duty, but also the first machine gun murder in Massachusetts history. “To this day, I think if people know one thing about Needham history, the one thing they know tends to be the bank robbery,” says Gloria Greis, Director of the Needham Historical Society. “People know stuff about it. They may not know the details or the complete story, but it is something that people are aware of as part of the local history in a way that a lot of other local history events are not.”

Derick Risner is a local film maker and volunteer at The Needham Channel. This is his first film. He has been a volunteer at The Needham Channel since October, 2009 and an integral part of many TNC productions including the Needham Channel News, Inside Talk, Clelia’s Cucina Italiana and sports programs. He has been making this film over the past two years.

For further information on this documentary, go to or email producer Derick Risner at

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