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 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 agency 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

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You laid your life on the line to sacrifice all you held true. A natural protecter to all who loved and knew you. The many many many stories I have heard of you are countless and awe inspiring. The holiday’s without you did not go unnoticed as we had the pleasure of your one of a kind widow Hilde!! What a treat you gave to all of us in the wake of your untimely demise with the blessing of your wife- my dear aunt Hilde. I am proud to have been so close to your family in a family so big. You would be so proud of so many of us especially your beautiful grandchildren. Your grandson serves his community as a school nurse and your granddaughter is simply exceptional and beautiful. Until we get the chance to meet; I am privileged to keep you in my honor.


November 27, 2019

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