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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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Thinking of you today Ellen. Still miss seeing you around town. It's hard to believe that so much time has passed by. It was so hard to see you in your condition after the accident. Your friendly smile was gone, and all I saw was pain. RIP.

Police Officer
Former Yarmouth PD Officer
January 23, 2014

 

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