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 a vehicle crash while pursuing a vehicle being driven by a 16-year-old juvenile.

Their vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree near the intersection of Middle Street and Arnold Street. The juvenile was arrested and charged with two counts of manslaughter.

Lieutenant Principe had served with the Braintree Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons. One of his sons later became a Boston police officer.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

juvenile offender, vehicle pursuit

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Thank you for your service. That was a horribly sad day for the town of Braintree, which will never be forgotten.

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