Police Officer Leo G. Hamel

Police Officer Leo G. Hamel

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 31, 1955

Leo G. Hamel

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.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 300

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

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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
Nephew

May 16, 2016

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