Trooper Donald E. Shea

Trooper Donald E. Shea

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, December 16, 1978

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Donald E. Shea

Trooper Donald Shea was killed in an automobile accident on Route 9 while responding to an accident in Natick. As he crested a hill he observed three juveniles in the roadway and swerved to avoid them. His patrol car struck a utility pole, causing fatal injuries.

In July of 1978 Trooper Shea received the State Police Medal for Meritorious Service for his successful investigation of a major felony case in Framingham.

Trooper Shea had served with the Massachusetts State Police for three years. He was survived by his wife and two young sons


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash

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I can’t believe that Donnie Shea has been 44 years since his tragic death while serving his community. I came to know Donnie through his friends in Dorchester! He was the greatest! As I watch the services for Trooper Bucci I am once again reminded of the tremendous sacrifice our men and women in Blue make every day! May our fallen officers test in peace!

Nancy Fallon

March 9, 2022

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