Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Keith J. Nivala Age: 27 years old Tour: 6 years Westminster Police End of Watch: Sunday, August 20, 1989
Patrolman Keith Nivala was killed when a fleeing motorist crashed into his patrol car on Route 2.

Patrolman Nivala served as a part-time officer with the Westminster Police Department, and also served as a full-time officer with the Massachusetts Department of Correction. He had served with the agency for six years.

Remembering …

mlemf-logoOver 340 law enforcement officers have lost their lives while protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth. This encompasses state and local police, federal, sheriff and correction officers.

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

Our Strength is in their Memories