Trooper Bert Anthony Pozza

Trooper Bert Anthony Pozza

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, November 19, 1956

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Bert Anthony Pozza

Trooper Bert 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.

Trooper Pooza had served with the Michigan State Police and had been the Flint post for six years. He was survived by his wife and two children. His father was a policeman.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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You are never forgotten by your family. We miss you always, especially during this Holiday Season. Your little girls are grown up and one is with now in peace. Your Mom and Dad are with you as well. I pray for all Police officers daily

Patt O'Neil
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December 19, 2021

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