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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Officer Latvis, you lost your life while helping others, it's what being a hero is all about. Of course, no doubt your family would have preferred to have you with them, especially at Christmas, you made an enormous sacrifice.

You will be then and now, a true hero. Nausha Police Dept. is one of the most respected in the northeast, and it's the women and men like who are responsible for hat.

God Bless and may your rest be forever be Peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 22, 2015

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