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Trooper Bert A. Pozza | Michigan State Police, Michigan Michigan State Police, Michigan

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Bert A. Pozza

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, November 19, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Trooper Pozza and Trooper George Lappi were shot and killed after responding to backup another trooper at the scene of a domestic disturbance in Vienna Township. When the first trooper arrived the suspect threatened him with a rifle. As Trooper Lappi began to negotiate with the suspect he inadvertently exposed himself and was shot. As Trooper Pozza attempted to find cover he was also shot.

The suspect was taken into custody a short time later. He died of pneumonia several days later while in custody.

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Trooper George E. Lappi
Michigan State Police, Michigan
End of Watch: Monday, November 19, 1956
Cause: Gunfire

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Thinking of you and your family on this day for no special reason. You will never be forgotten by this law enforcement family, and we will do our best to take care of your little sister.

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