Lieutenant Paul Joseph Beaupre

Lieutenant Paul Joseph Beaupre

Bloomfield Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Tuesday, December 19, 1967

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Paul Joseph 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 with Lieutenant Beaupre's gun 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, 2019, and 2020. He will be eligible for parole again in 2023.

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. His son went on to serve as a Connecticut State Trooper for 28 years.


  • 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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To the Beaupre family I have just got through reading all the reflections on this web site. I can't believe that it's 56 years ago since that tragic event took place. I was a young police officer working under his command on the department. We were friends for many years prior to that time. On that ill-fated night I was working the early evening shift, and we had plans to meet at the restaurant when my shift ended. As fate would have it, I ended up having to work the following shift as my relief called in sick. I have regretted it for a long time. You were a good police officer, boss, and a true friend well respected by all, and were in line to be the next Chief of the department. You were my mentor for continuing my career in Law Enforcement, college and following in your footsteps, I became Chief in another department years later.
Former Sgt. Bloomfield PD.
Former Chief East Windsor PD

Sgt. Bloomfield, Chief EWPD

December 22, 2023

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