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Trooper Russell A. Bagshaw | Connecticut State Police, Connecticut Connecticut State Police, Connecticut


Russell A. Bagshaw

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 5, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 4 years, 6 months

Badge # 534

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Trooper Bagshaw was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary at a sporting goods store. He was conducting a security check when he was shot while still inside of his patrol car. He died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Two brothers were charged in the shooting. The brother who shot Trooper Bagshaw was sentenced to death. In 2000 his sentence was commuted to life. The other brother was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Trooper Bagshaw had served with the agency for 4.5 years. He is survived by his wife, father, twin brother, and older brother.

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