Patrolman Farris J. Resha

Patrolman Farris J. Resha

Winsted Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, November 2, 1966

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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I was just a small boy and my Dad worked then for The Hartford Courant. But I remember the night and the loss we all felt in Winsted. Rest in peace Mr. Resha. Your service for the force and for the people of Winsted will never be forgotten.

Mark Ellis O'Brien
friend of the family

September 1, 2015

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