Trooper Ellen E. Engelhardt

Trooper Ellen E. Engelhardt

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ellen E. Engelhardt

Trooper Ellen Engelhardt succumbed to injuries sustained eight years earlier when her patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on Route 25 in Wareham.

Trooper Engelhardt was parked on the shoulder of the road when the drunk driver struck the rear or her vehicle at nearly 90 mph. Her injuries left her in a vegetative state and she was unable to speak or communicate.

The driver was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for drunk driving after the initial accident. In September 2011 he was charged with vehicular homicide as a result of Trooper Engelhardt's death. In January 2014 he was convicted of vehicular homicide and sentenced to three years probation.

Trooper Engelhardt had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 23 years. She is survived by her daughter.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 26, 2003
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 3 years probation

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Today, June 1, 2018 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Trooper Ellen E. Engelhardt on this her 7th anniversary. May she continue to rest in peace knowing that her memory, sacrifice and family have not been forgotten.

Tpr. Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police

June 1, 2018

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