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Patrolman Alje M. Savela

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, August 31, 1951

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Reflections for Patrolman Alje M. Savela

Today, August 31, 2017 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Patrolman Alje M. Savela on this his 66th 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 31, 2017

Sixty five years ago Alje was my hero. I was a little girl then. I am an old woman now. Alje is still my hero. My throat still tightens, my eyes still fill with tears when I think of him.

Helen (Ware) Boudreau
Alje and my father John Alton Ware were friends

August 31, 2016

Today, August 31, 2016, the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Patrolman Alje M. Savela on this his 65th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

August 31, 2016

Today the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Patrolman Alje M. Savela on this his 64th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

August 31, 2015

Today, your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police honor your memory on this your 63rd anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing that your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Tpr Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

August 31, 2014

Alje was my friend and my hero; and I was five years old when he was killed. The night he died he stood in my grandmother Ware's kitchen eating a fudgsicle, a treat he and I shared more than once. I recall pleading to go with him in his cruiser; in those days that was possible. Alje told me he was not coming back. His words haunt me still. Next morning I bounded into my parents room to ask about "my Alje." My father told me only that he had been killed, two shots in the back of the head. All newspaper clippings were kept out of our home and no one told me the whole truth. I learned the details of the tragedy as an adult. Poor Alje never got to see his own little girl, nor she him. At sixty-eight, my eyes still fill with tears when I think of Alje.

Helen (Ware) Boudreau
Alje and my father, John Alton Ware, were good friends

April 30, 2014

From your Brothers and Sisters of the Massachusetts State Police, we honor your memory today on this your 62nd anniversary. May you continue to rest in peace knowing you and your family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Metropolitan Police/Massachusetts State Police

August 31, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 22, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 22, 2013

On this day, the 60th anniversary of Alje's death, we remember. We shall always remember and never forget. Rest in Peace. Matti Laukkanen.

Civilian
Citizen

August 31, 2011

It has been fifty-seven (57) years since Tpr. Alje Savela was killed in the line of duty by an unknown assaillent making a traffic stop on Route 122 in the Town of Barre.

The past and current members of the Massachusetts State Police honor your supreme sacrifice.

WE NEVER FORGET.

Tpr. Stephen F. Byron Ret. (1974-2001)
Massachusetts State Police

September 15, 2008

Patrolman Savela,
On today, the 57th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Massachusetts. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

August 31, 2008

Your murder has not been forgotten. Cold Case Files get re-opened and justice will be handed down. Honorable Officers today are seeking closure for you and your family. May God Guide their hands to your murderer

E11
Friend

November 5, 2007

Officer Savela was my father's best friend and by all ccounts a fine person and an ourstanding police officer. Sadly his murder was never solved. R.I.P.

Bob Niemi

September 4, 2007

Patrolman Savela, on this 55th anniversary of your murder, I know that you are resting comfortably and in peace up in Heaven. Your murderer died in prison. He is not missed. You are.

God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 31, 2006

Your unfortunate passing came long before my time with the department, but thank you for your contributions.
You will forever be remembered and memorialized. The department has named our Firearms Training Range in your memory. Semper Fi and Thank You !!

72nd RTT (1994 - Present)

Trooper Mark D. Robbins
Massachusetts State Police

October 11, 2004

Patrolman Savela,

Your killer might have gotten away on earth, but I'm sure justice will be served. Bless You Brother...You will not be forgotten...

Officer
NC

August 12, 2004

Rest in peace my Brother. You will never be forgotten

Officer Scott Lundegren
Yarmouth Police Dept.

August 3, 2004

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