Patrolman Albert Gustave Eckart

Patrolman Albert Gustave Eckart

Cambridge Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, November 3, 1951

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Albert Gustave Eckart

Patrolman Albert Eckart was killed after being thrown from the back of an ambulance at the intersection of Prospect Street and Harvard Street.

He was escorting a patient to the hospital during a snow storm when the accident occurred.

Patrolman Eckart had been in law enforcement for nine years. He served as a Military Policeman in the U.S. Army during WWII before returning to duty for Cambridge. He was survived by his wife, parents, and several brothers.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash


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Patrolman Eckhart,
Sir, even though it has been 61 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 4, 2012

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