Patrolman Harold A. Pelissier

Patrolman Harold A. Pelissier

Hadley Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, June 29, 1930

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Harold A. Pelissier

Patrolman Harold Pelissier was killed in a motorcycle accident while escorting an ambulance transporting a mother and her two children to the Cooley-Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

As he traveled on the Northampton-Amherst Highway, now Route 9, an elderly man confused by the sirens stepped into the path near the intersection of West Street. After striking the man, Patrolman Pelissier struck a utility pole. The elderly man was killed instantly, and Patrolman Pelissier died within hours from his injuries.

Patrolman Pelissier had been with the agency for four years.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Officer Pliessier , it has been 93 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 29, 2023

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