Police Officer Joseph H. Platt

Police Officer Joseph H. Platt

Northumberland Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Monday, October 10, 1960

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Joseph H. Platt

Police Officer Joseph Platt suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a suspect while responding to a disturbance call.

Officer Platt had served in law enforcement for 29 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

arrest attempt, disturbance

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Officer Platt, it has been 63 years since you were taken from us. You would be proud of what New Hampshire law enforcement has become. We continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 12, 2023

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