Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Harold A. Pelissier Age: 26 years old Tour: 4 years Hadley Police End of Watch: Sunday, June 29, 1930
Patrolman Harold Pelissier was killed in a motorcycle accident while escorting an ambulance transporting a mother and her two children to the Cooley-Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

As he traveled on the Northampton-Amherst Highway, now Route 9, an elderly man confused by the sirens stepped into the path near the intersection of West Street. After striking the man, Patrolman Pelissier struck a utility pole. The elderly man was killed instantly, and Patrolman Pelissier died within hours from his injuries.

Patrolman Pelissier had been with the agency for four years.

Remembering …

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The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

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