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Trooper Ellen E. Engelhardt | Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

Trooper

Ellen E. Engelhardt

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 23 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 7/26/2003

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Suspect: Charged with vehicular homicide

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Trooper Ellen Engelhardt succumbed to injuries sustained eight years earlier when her patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on Route 25 in Wareham.

Trooper Engelhardt was parked on the shoulder of the road when the drunk driver struck the rear or her vehicle at nearly 90 mph. Her injuries left her in a vegetative state and she was unable to speak or communicate.

The driver was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for drunk driving after the initial accident. In September 2011 he was charged with vehicular homicide as a result of Trooper Engelhardt's death.

Trooper Engelhardt had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 23 years. She is survived by her daughter.

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Today your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police honor your memory on this your 3rd anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Tpr Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police
June 1, 2014

 

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