Chief of Police Joseph A. Pelletier

Chief of Police Joseph A. Pelletier

Tyngsborough Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, June 10, 1926

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Joseph A. Pelletier

Chief Joseph Pelletier was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to an illegal bootlegging call. An oncoming vehicle struck his motorcycle, causing him to be thrown to the ground. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Chief Pelletier, a WWI U.S. military veteran, had served with the agency for six years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Chief Pelletier, it has been 97 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 10, 2023

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