Lieutenant Frank A. Starkel

Lieutenant Frank A. Starkel

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

End of Watch Monday, July 19, 1948

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Frank A. Starkel

Lieutenant Frank Starkel was killed after being struck in the head by a large piece of rock.

The rock had been blown more than a half mile, from the Newington Quarry, as a result of an explosion.

Lieutenant Starkel had served with the Connecticut State Police for 23 years and was assigned as the State Fire Marshal. He was survived by his wife, mother, five brothers, and sister.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental


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Lieutenant Starkel, it has been 76 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 23 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 20, 2024

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