Police Officer Richard D. Vigneault

Police Officer Richard D. Vigneault

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, April 11, 1973

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Richard D. Vigneault

Police Officer Richard Vigneault was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Worthington Street at 1:35 am.

Officer Vigneault had served with the Springfield Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

drunk driver, DUI, vehicle crash

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Officer Vigneault, it has been 50 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 that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

April 11, 2023

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