Trooper Ernest J. Morse

Trooper Ernest J. Morse

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, February 13, 1953

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Ernest J. Morse

Trooper Ernest Morse was shot and killed after stopping a stolen vehicle on the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull.

As Trooper Morse approached the car the driver shot him in the abdomen. He was found by a passerby who used his radio to call for assistance. He was taken to Bridgeport City Hospital where he died one hour later.

The subject who shot Trooper Morse was convicted of murder, sentenced to death, and was subsequently executed on July 18th, 1955.

Trooper Morse was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Connecticut State Police for six years.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1955

stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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My Grandfather John “Black Jack “ Martin CSP #184 was Ernest “Moose” Morse best friend in the State Police , from what my mom told me my grandfather was never the same after this , my grandfather was CSPA class of1946

Wesley Wheaton
Grandson of Ct State trooper

December 28, 2021

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