Auxiliary Trooper Edward W. Truelove

Auxiliary Trooper Edward W. Truelove

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, November 13, 1992

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Edward W. Truelove

Auxiliary Trooper Edward Truelove was killed when his patrol car was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer and burst into flames on I-84, at its junction with Route 70, in Cheshire.

He was calling in a disabled vehicle at the time of the accident. Prior to the accident, he had directed the occupants of the disabled vehicle to climb onto a nearby embankment to stay out of harm's way.


  • Age 73
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

disabled motorist

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Posted on New Haven Register November 13, 2019

CT State Trooper remembered 27 years after line of duty death
CHESHIRE — Auxiliary Trooper Edward W. Truelove was just trying to ensure the safety of others when he was killed in the line of duty 27 years ago.

It was Nov. 13, 1992, when Truelove stopped for a disabled motorist in on Interstate 84 in Cheshire.

“After directing the driver and passenger to safety on the far side of the guardrail, Auxiliary Truelove radioed for a tow truck and attempted to safeguard the scene with his strobe lights,” said a Facebook post from Connecticut State Police in his memory.

A few minutes later, an interstate truck driver drove into the rear of the police cruiser, killing Truelove.

“If not for his concern about the occupants of the broken down car and his orders to move off the roadway, they too might have died,” state police said.

In 2013, state police dedicated the “Auxiliary Trooper Edward W. Truelove Rest Area” on I-84 east in Southington.

Retired Police Officer

November 14, 2019

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