A Place to Honor Fallen Connecticut Law Enforcement Officers
The Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial was established in 1985 by members of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association to create a permanent memorial to honor law enforcement officers who lost their lives while serving and protecting the citizens of Connecticut. The Memorial, located at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden, was completed in 1989 and serves as a tribute to those fallen officers and a constant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice they made to help others.
Honoring & Remembering Fallen Connecticut Law Enforcement Officers
Russell Bagshaw, State Trooper
Trooper Bagshaw, age 28 and a four-year veteran assigned to Troop K, was executed in an ambush-style shooting after stopping at a North Windham gun shop to check the building. He interrupted a burglary at the store, and died of multiple gunshot wounds before he could use the radio or exit his cruiser.Read More
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