Patrolman Michael Latvis

Patrolman Michael Latvis

Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Saturday, December 22, 1956

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Michael Latvis

Patrolman Michael Latvis succumbed to injuries received the previous night while responding to a medical emergency in a police ambulance. During his response the ambulance collided with a vehicle at West Pearl Street and Chestnut Street, ejecting Patrolman Latvis from the ambulance.

He was transported to a local hospital where died the next day. The driver of the other vehicle left the scene but turned himself into police later in the evening and was given several sobriety tests.

Patrolman Latvis had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 59

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, December 21, 1956

emergency response

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Patrolman Latvis, it has been 67 years since you were taken from us. I have many friends who retired from, or are still with the Nashua Police, and what a fine and progressive agency it has become. You would be proud.

New Hampshire law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 4 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 22, 2023

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