Trooper Leonard H. Watson

Trooper Leonard H. Watson

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, October 22, 1932

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Leonard H. Watson

Trooper Leonard Watson was killed in a motorcycle crash on the Waterbury-Cheshire Road (modern-day Route 70), in front of the Connecticut Quarries while en route to work crowd control at a Yale University football game in New Haven.

His motorcycle slid on a wet railroad crossing, and he was struck by an oncoming truck.

Trooper Watson had served with the Connecticut State Police for seven years. He was survived by his wife and 18-month-old daughter.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Trooper Watson, it has been 91 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 law enforcement service

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 23, 2023

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