Acting Chief Armand J. Roussel

Acting Chief Armand J. Roussel

Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Wednesday, October 27, 1971

Armand J. Roussel

Acting Chief Roussel succumbed to injuries received twelve days earlier while negotiating with a hostage taker. A parolee had taken a passerby hostage and demanded to speak with the chief of police. Acting Chief Roussel, who was unarmed, began talking to the suspect when the man suddenly sprang up and shot him three times at point blank range. Two shots struck him in the chest and a third struck him near his spine. Other officers on the scene returned fire, killing the suspect.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, October 15, 1971
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 9, 2014

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