Trooper Bert A. Pozza

Trooper Bert A. Pozza

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, November 19, 1956

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Bert A. Pozza

Trooper Pozza and Trooper George Lappi were shot and killed after responding to backup another trooper at the scene of a domestic disturbance in Vienna Township. When the first trooper arrived the suspect threatened him with a rifle. As Trooper Lappi began to negotiate with the suspect he inadvertently exposed himself and was shot. As Trooper Pozza attempted to find cover he was also shot.

The suspect was taken into custody a short time later. He died of pneumonia several days later while in custody.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Thinking of you and your family on this day for no special reason. You will never be forgotten by this law enforcement family, and we will do our best to take care of your little sister.

Mary VanHaute, Florence County WI

July 28, 2014

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