Trooper Joseph Francis Moynihan, Jr.

Trooper Joseph Francis Moynihan, Jr.

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, June 19, 1990

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Joseph Francis Moynihan, Jr.

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.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Maine

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Trooper Moynihan, it has been 33 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 19, 2023

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