Chief of Police Frederick Thomas Towle

Chief of Police Frederick Thomas Towle

Colebrook Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1956

Frederick Thomas Towle

Chief of Police Frederick Towle suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to arrest a man for being drunk in public.

Chief Towle was off duty at the time and walking down main street with his teenager daughter when he observed the intoxicated man in a vehicle on Main Street. After removing the man from the car to arrest him a struggle ensued. During the struggle, Chief Towle collapsed.

Chief Towle had served with the agency for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 17, 2015

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