Trooper First Class Harold Bruce Rupert

Trooper First Class Harold Bruce Rupert

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Thursday, April 19, 1962

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Harold Bruce Rupert

Trooper Rupert was killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit of a car he had attempted to stop for traffic violations.

The chase had just crossed the state line into Pennsylvania when the vehicle Trooper Rupert was a passenger in tried to pass the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle rammed the patrol car, causing it to collide with an oncoming tractor-trailer. Trooper Rupert received fatal injuries in the collision and his partner was seriously injured. The driver of the suspect vehicle later turned himself in after learning of the fatal accident and was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Trooper Rupert, a U.S. Marine Corps and Korean War veteran, had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 1
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with involuntary manslaughter

vehicle pursuit

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Rest in peace.

J.R.

April 19, 2020

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