Lieutenant Gregory A. Principe

Lieutenant Gregory A. Principe

Braintree Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, March 1, 1991

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Gregory A. Principe

Lieutenant Gregory Principe and Sergeant Ernest DeCross were killed in an on duty auto accident while responding to a call.

Lieutenant Principe had served with the agency for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons, one of whom later became a Boston Police Officer.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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24 years ago last Sunday, you and Ernie De Cross lost your lives trying to stop some punk kid who took a car without permission. I have no idea where that kid is now, but I pray he woke up to the realities of his actions and worked towards not screwing up any further in life. You were a great cop, a terrific guy and always made those of us in the Auxiliary Police feel respected. You are missed.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 6, 2015

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