Patrolman Richard P. Dupre

Patrolman Richard P. Dupre

Sturbridge Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, September 15, 1979

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Richard P. Dupre

Patrolman Richard Dupre was struck and killed by a drunk driver while working a traffic detail on Route 20, between Main Street and Burgess School Road.

The drunk driver was attempting to pass another car in a no-passing zone at the time. The driver fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later. The suspect received only a minimal sentence and was released from jail within one year.

Patrolman Dupre was a former Explorer for the Sturbridge Police Department and had served as an officer with the agency for six years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Released

drunk driver

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Patrolman Dupre,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sturbridge. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 15, 2019

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