Police Officer Leo G. Hamel

Police Officer Leo G. Hamel

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 31, 1955

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Leo G. Hamel

Police Officer Leo Hamel was killed when he was crushed between two vehicles while attempting to stop a vehicle being driven by a mental patient.

He had jumped onto the running board of the vehicle but was killed when the vehicle sideswiped a second vehicle.

Officer Hamel had been with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, two brothers, three sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 300

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Uncle Leo, I didn't get to know you because I wasn't born yet, but you're brother Raymond (dad), let me know the stories about you. He was so very proud of you. You were a true inspiration and I feel so grateful to have a hero here in my life and family. From me and my kids, I want to say we all love and miss you. Eric, Katie, Martial, and Sydney.

Eric P. Hamel

May 16, 2016

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