Police Officer Robert R. Hazelhurst

Police Officer Robert R. Hazelhurst

Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, November 21, 1968

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Robert R. Hazelhurst

Police Officer Robert Hazelhurst was struck and killed by a drunk driver on the Worcester Expressway near Burncoat Street.

The driver was charged with DUI.

Officer Hazelhurst had served with the Worcester Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with DUI

disabled motorist, drunk driver

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In my high school years, 1971-1974, at St. Peter's Central Catholic HS and playing on the football team I never knew much about the Hazelhurst trophy award. The Hazelhurst trophy was given to the most valuable played in the thanksgiving day game between St. Peter and St. John. This annual game was played for many years on Holy Crosses Fitton field. Little did I know that years later I would meet and work with two of Officer Hazelhurst's sons, Kerry and Robert Jr. As a civilian, I was honored to work with both these officers.

Stephen Corey

December 1, 2022

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