Patrolman George O. Angeli

Patrolman George O. Angeli

North Adams Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, July 8, 1960

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George O. Angeli

Patrolman George Angeli was struck and killed by a drunk driver while investigating an accident on Curran Memorial Highway at approximately 11:15 p.m.

The 16-year-old driver and five companions ran from the car after hitting Patrolman Angeli. He hit Patrolman Angeli so hard that his service revolver and holster were ripped from his belt and imbedded in the fender of the car. The driver was arrested and charged with drunk driving, reckless driving, and speeding. The driver was found delinquent of the traffic charges and fined $1,250.00, ordered to pay Partrolman Angeli's family $1,000.00, placed on three years probation, and his license was revoked for 10 years. He also was left blind in one eye as a result of the collision.

Patrolman Angeli was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the North Adams Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, three children, mother, and three siblings.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 21
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Arrested

drunk driver, juvenile offender

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Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 8, 2020

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