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Patrolman Charles A. Better | Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts


Charles A. Better

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Sunday, September 28, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 9/27/1930

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Patrolman Charles Better succumbed to injuries sustained the previous days in a motorcycle accident while patrolling Route 1 in the town of Danvers.

Another vehicle had swerved into his lane, striking him head-on, and throwing him into a stone wall across from the state hospital. The driver who caused the crash was charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Better was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Massachusetts State Police for seven months. He was survived by his wife, mother, and sister.

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Today, September 28, 2017 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Patrolman Charles A. Better on this his 87th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police/Metropolitan Police
September 28, 2017


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