Patrol Officer John E. Palmatier

Patrol Officer John E. Palmatier

Waterbury Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Sunday, July 20, 1941

John E. Palmatier

Patrol Officer John Palmatier was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the intersection of West Main Street and Judd Street following a fireworks display.

He was transported to Waterbury Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries one hour later.

Officer Palmatier had been with the agency for 23 years and was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 13, 2013

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