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Trooper Joseph Francis Moynihan, Jr. | Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts


Joseph Francis Moynihan, Jr.

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 19, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Aircraft accident

Location: Maine

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Trooper Joseph Moyhnihan was killed in an airplane crash in Greenville, Maine, while en route to an FBI SWAT training course in Maine.

The single engine Piper PA-28-161 he was a passenger in encountered heavy fog as it approached the Greenville airport, which obscured the runway. As the pilot searched for the airport the plane crashed into a mountain approximately seven miles southeast of the airport. Trooper Moynihan and the pilot were both killed.

Trooper Moynihan was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 10 years.

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Today, June 19, 2017 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Joseph F. Moynihan, Jr. on this his 27th 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
June 19, 2017


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