Patrolman Farris J. Resha

Patrolman Farris J. Resha

Winsted Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, November 2, 1966

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Farris J. Resha

Patrolman Farris Resha was killed when his police motorcycle struck a car while pursuing a suspect's vehicle.

During the pursuit another car made a U-turn in front of the motorcycle, causing Patrolman Resha to strike the rear of the vehicle. He succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Patrolman Resha had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 5

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Monday, October 31, 1966
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available


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To a most honored and respected individual. Your service as a Marine and as a Police Officer will never be forgotten. You touched so many lives in a positive way through your service and endless good deeds. A hero as a husband, father and as the most inspirational role model in my life. I love and miss you each day and you are in my heart always!

Diane 'Dee' Resha
Your Living Daughter

October 31, 2020

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