Patrolman Keith John Nivala

Patrolman Keith John Nivala

Westminster Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, August 20, 1989

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Keith John Nivala

Patrolman Keith Nivala was killed when a fleeing motorist crashed into his patrol car on Route 2.

Patrolman Nivala served as a part-time officer with the Westminster Police Department, and also served as a full-time officer with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections. He had served with the agency for six years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Nivala, it has been 34 years since you were taken from us. New England 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 law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 20, 2023

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