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Officer Gene A. Bessette | St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

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Gene A. Bessette

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, November 10, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle accident

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Officer Gene Bessette was operating his police motorcycle east-bound on Lakeview Avenue South and Twelfth Street when a vehicle being driven on Twelfth Street ran a stop sign and collided with the motorcycle, throwing him 44-feet and knocking off his helmet.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Officer Bessette had served with the St. Petersburg Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Rest in Peace, Officer Bessette. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 16, 2012

 

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