Trooper Russell A. Bagshaw

Trooper Russell A. Bagshaw

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, June 5, 1991

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Russell A. Bagshaw

Trooper Russell Bagshaw was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary at a sporting goods store just west of the intersection of Route 6 and Route 203 in Windham. He was conducting a security check when he was shot while still inside of his patrol car. He died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Two brothers were charged in the shooting. The brother who shot Trooper Bagshaw was sentenced to death. In 2000 his sentence was commuted to life. The other brother was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Trooper Bagshaw had served with the Connecticut State Police for 4.5 years. He is survived by his wife, father, twin brother, and older brother.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years, 6 months
  • Badge 534

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Visiting Conneticut from Georgia with a friend who grew up here. The first time I passed the highway marker I missed the name. Today I was able to catch it and Google it. It is so sad that there are people in this world who think so little of another life. Thank God there are people like Trooper Bagshaw who risk their lives to protect us from them. Thank you Trooper Bagshaw for your ultimate sacrifice. Rest peacefully!

Vanessa Thompson

July 3, 2018

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