Correctional Officer Anthony Acosta

Correctional Officer Anthony Acosta

Hampden County Sheriff's Office, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, February 22, 1989

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Anthony Acosta

Correctional Officer Anthony Acosta was accidentally shot and killed while returning his service revolver to a gun locker at the old Hampden County House of Correction on York Street in Springfield.

He was returning to the gun to the locker following visiting hours when it was accidentally discharged. The round struck him in the face, killing him.

Officer Acosta had served with the Hampden County Sheriff's Office for two years.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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I remember Tony while working with and he had a great personality and down to earth guy. He was well liked among all the officers and was a hard worker and still missed by all.

Michael Ayers
Retired ct correctional juvenile division

May 19, 2021

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