Chief of Police Robert G. Hardy

Chief of Police Robert G. Hardy

Rowley Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, June 11, 1973

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Robert G. Hardy

Chief Robert Hardy was killed in an automobile accident on Route 1 when a vehicle crossed the centerline and struck his patrol car head-on.

Chief Hardy had served with the Rowley Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident

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Although I never got the chance to meet you, I am very proud to call you my grandfather. I share your story with many, just as Oma did. She never turned off her police scanner- and it wasn’t until after her passing that I realized why. The house the two of you shared on Railroad Ave has now been demolished, but the memories will last forever. The two of you truly made an every lasting impact on the town of Rowley.

Thank you for looking out for me from above.

Rhiannon Hardy

August 11, 2022

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