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Patrolman Charles E. Cadorette | Ashland Police Department, Massachusetts Ashland Police Department, Massachusetts

Patrolman

Charles E. Cadorette

Ashland Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Monday, September 11, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 9

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Cadorette was shot and killed while he and his partner made a traffic stop. Unbeknownst to the officers, the car had been stolen and was being followed by another car driven by a female acquaintance. As his partner talked to driver of the second car the other driver came up to Patrolman Cadorette holding a 9 mm handgun and disarmed him. He then held Patrolman Cadorette as a human shield and told the officer to shine his flashlight on his partner

Patrolman Cadorette instead turned in an attempt to disarm the gunman and was shot in the chest. His partner was able to return fire, killing the suspect, but was also struck in the chest twice and seriously wounded. The wounded officer was able to make it back to his patrol car and call for backup. The two officers were the only Ashland officers on duty that night and had to wait for officers from neighboring agencies to find the location.

Patrolman Cadorette had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and four children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 5, 2013

 

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