Lieutenant Paul J. Beaupre

Lieutenant Paul J. Beaupre

Bloomfield Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Tuesday, December 19, 1967

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Paul J. Beaupre

Lieutenant Paul Beaupre was shot and killed after being taken hostage. He was taken to Enfield, Connecticut, and shot execution-style. His body was then left in the yard on a dead-end road, where the homeowner discovered it in the morning.

All three suspects were ultimately apprehended. Two of them committed a second murder in Massachusetts, for which they were convicted. Connecticut officials withdrew a bench warrant for the suspect when they learned the suspect had received a life sentence. Two suspects have died in prison. The suspect, who pulled the trigger, was denied parole in 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019. He will be eligible for parole in 2022.

During the trial in Massachusetts, details emerged about the day. The three men held up Lieutenant Beaupre as he was entering his vehicle. After identifying himself as a police lieutenant, he was taken to the Town of Endfield, where he was executed. The suspects indicated that he was one of the law enforcement officers on a list targeted for execution by one of the subversive groups.

Lieutenant Beaupre had served with the Bloomfield Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

abducted, hostage, robbery

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Rest in peace Lt. Beaupre.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 25, 2019

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