Deputy Sheriff Eric Peter Loiselle

Deputy Sheriff Eric Peter Loiselle

Essex County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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Eric Peter Loiselle

Deputy Eric Loiselle was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while conducting a traffic stop on I-87 in the town of Moriah at 1:00 am.

He was speaking with the driver of the vehicle he had stopped when the tractor trailer veered onto the shoulder, struck his patrol car, and then the vehicle he had pulled over. Deputy Loiselle attempted to jump to safety but was killed.

The driver of the tractor trailer was arrested and charged with reckless driving, unsafe lane change, speeding, and several other traffic violations. On October 3rd, 2006, he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanors of reckless driving, keeping a false logbook, driving on the shoulder of the road, failure to reduce speed for an emergency vehicle, and moving from a lane unsafely.

Deputy Loiselle had served with the agency for 4 years. He is survived by his wife, young son, mother, grandmother, and a sister.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 026

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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