Trooper Dugald A. Pellot

Trooper Dugald A. Pellot

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, September 30, 1957

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Dugald A. Pellot

Trooper Dugald Pellot was shot and killed when he and his partner attempted to stop two suspects on M-50, about five miles south of Clinton in Lenawee County, who were wanted for shooting and seriously wounding another trooper.

After the troopers had stopped one of the suspected vehicles, Trooper Pellot remained with that car while his partner pursued the other vehicle. With a weapon secured from within the car, the driver of the stopped vehicle shot Trooper Pellot, who died at the scene.

Despite the other trooper firing shots at the suspects, they were able to flee the scene. When stopped in Indiana later that day, the suspects shot and killed Indiana State Trooper William Kellems in Scottsburg.

As the suspects attempted to run a roadblock, they wounded two other officers before the suspect who had murdered Trooper Pellot was shot and killed. The other suspect, who had taken a deputy sheriff hostage during his escape, was captured and later sentenced to life in prison.

Trooper Pellot had served with the Michigan State Police for one year.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 30, 2020

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