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Trooper Roland Edgar Alaska State Troopers, Alaska


Roland Edgar "Skip" Chevalier, Jr.

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch: Saturday, April 3, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 22

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.06

Offender: Acquitted

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Trooper Roland Chevalier was shot and killed after intervening in a domestic dispute at the Cleary Summit Ski Area. The father involved in the dispute was drunk and was trying to kill his mentally-ill son. Trooper Chevalier, who was inside the lodge, heard gunshots and immediately went outside to investigate.

As he approached the son he was shot in the heart with a .30-.06. The son was acquitted of murder charges after arguing that he accidentally shot Trooper Chevalier while attempting to defend himself against his father. The father was found guilty of attempted murder.

Trooper Chevalier had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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I believe that I knew Trooper Chevalier when he was a young man in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was a quiet and serious personality who had the bearings that you knew would develop into a special adult and leader. I have often thought of him over the years and especially during my own law enforcement career. He has been, and always will be, in my thoughts and prayers. I know his friends and loved ones are very proud of the man he was and the memory he leaves. Thank you for your service and sacrifice so that others can be safe in their communities. My condolences to his loving family.

Captain Dennis McGuire (Ret.)
Dartmouth, MA. P.D.
September 2, 2015


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