Patrolman Charles A. Better

Patrolman Charles A. Better

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, September 28, 1930

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Charles A. Better

Patrolman Charles Better succumbed to injuries sustained the previous days in a motorcycle accident while patrolling Route 1 in the town of Danvers.

Another vehicle had swerved into his lane, striking him head-on, and throwing him into a stone wall across from the state hospital. The driver who caused the crash was charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Better was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Massachusetts State Police for seven months. He was survived by his wife, mother, and sister.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 27, 1930

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 28, 2020

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