Chief of Police Frederick Thomas Towle

Chief of Police Frederick Thomas Towle

Colebrook Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1956

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Frederick Thomas Towle

Chief of Police Frederick Towle suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to arrest a man for being drunk in public.

Chief Towle was off duty at the time and walking down main street with his teenager daughter when he observed the intoxicated man in a vehicle on Main Street. After removing the man from the car to arrest him a struggle ensued. During the struggle, Chief Towle collapsed.

Chief Towle had served with the agency for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 17, 2015

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