Trooper Robert J. MacDougall

Trooper Robert J. MacDougall

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, August 6, 1971

Robert J. MacDougall

Trooper Robert MacDougall was struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 20 near Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, while investigating an earlier assault. He was standing in front of a vehicle containing a person he suspected of being involved in the assault. A tractor trailer struck the back of that vehicle, pushing it into Trooper MacDougall.

Trooper MacDougall had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by a son who later became a trooper for the agency.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Today, August 6, 2017, the Department takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Robert J. MacDougall on this his 46th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

August 11, 2017

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