Chief of Police Louis E. Daigle

Chief of Police Louis E. Daigle

Madawaska Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Wednesday, November 6, 1974

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Louis E. Daigle

Chief of Police Louis Daigle was killed in a plane crash while returning to Madawaska after appearing at the Superior Court in Houlton.

Two witnesses who were riding in the plane that Chief Daigle was piloting were also killed.

Chief Daigle had served with the Madawaska Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Chief Daigle, it has been 49 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has 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

November 6, 2023

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