Trooper Pearle E. Roberts

Trooper Pearle E. Roberts

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, November 25, 1922

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Pearle E. Roberts

Trooper Pearle Roberts was killed in a motorcycle crash in Mount Carmel while returning to headquarters following duty at a college football game.

The front wheel of his police motorcycle became caught in a streetcar track on Whitney Boulevard. He was thrown to the ground and sustained fatal injuries.

Trooper Roberts was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Connecticut State Police remember agency’s first trooper killed on duty
By Tara O'Neill Saturday November 25, 2017

Saturday marks 95 years since Connecticut State Police lost their first trooper in the line of duty.

Trooper Pearle Roberts died on Nov. 25, 1922. State Police said he was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident while on duty in New Haven.
The agency was founded in 1903. Roberts’ death came nearly 20 years later.

Police Officer-retired

November 25, 2017

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