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Police Officer Leo G. Hamel | Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer

Leo G. Hamel

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Monday, October 31, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 300

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Leo Hamel was killed when he was crushed between two vehicles while attempting to stop a vehicle being driven by a mental patient.

He had jumped onto the running board of the vehicle but was killed when the vehicle sideswiped a second vehicle.

Officer Hamel had been with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, two brothers, three sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Uncle Leo, I didn't get to know you because I wasn't born yet, but you're brother Raymond (dad), let me know the stories about you. He was so very proud of you. You were a true inspiration and I feel so grateful to have a hero here in my life and family. From me and my kids, I want to say we all love and miss you. Eric, Katie, Martial, and Sydney.

Eric P. Hamel
May 16, 2016


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