Chief of Police Andrew T. Malloy, Sr.

Chief of Police Andrew T. Malloy, Sr.

Lancaster Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Monday, October 11, 1948

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Andrew T. Malloy, Sr.

Chief of Police Andrew Malloy and Trooper Harold Johnson, of the New Hampshire State Police, were killed when their patrol car was struck by a train in Groveton after leaving a court hearing.

The train was backing up, and there were no warnings at the unmarked crossing. A third officer was injured in the accident.

Chief Malloy had served as the Chief of Police of the Lancaster Police Department for two years and previously served with the Berlin Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

attending court, routine driving

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Chief Malloy, it has been 75 years since you were taken from us. You would be proud of what New Hampshire law enforcement has become. We 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 law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 12, 2023

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