Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Dugald A. Pellot

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, September 30, 1957

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Reflections for Trooper Dugald A. Pellot

Thank you for your service and rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 30, 2020

Lenconnect: Posted Jul 26, 2019

TECUMSEH TWP. — On Sept. 30, 1957, Michigan State Police Trooper Dugald Pellot was shot and killed during a vehicle pursuit.

Pellot and his partner had stopped one of two vehicles. Pellot stayed with the stopped vehicle while his partner pursued the other. The stopped driver shot Pellot and the trooper died at the scene.

On Thursday morning, Pellot’s efforts were remembered with the dedication of a four-mile stretch of North Adrian Highway, just north of M-50. That part of North Adrian Highway is now known as Trooper Dugald A. Pellot Memorial Highway.

Pellot’s wife, Kay Anderson, who visited from Nashville, Tennessee, and son Greg unveiled the new roadside sign. Another one is posted to the north for southbound drivers to see.

Four generations of the Pellot family, along with troopers, local law enforcement agencies and others, were in attendance for the ceremony that took place in the middle of the road.

Greg Pellot read a few Bible passages about courage, service and sacrifice. Anderson spoke about the unending support the state police has given over the past 62 years.

Also present was Bob Vogel. Vogel’s father was a trooper at the same time as Pellot and was the one who made the call to dispatch, after being shot by the same suspects Pellot and his partner would later pursue.

Pellot had been on fatigue duty when the they were dispatched. Fatigue duty consisted of washing police cars – what was supposed to be a light day.

Vogel’s father was awarded the Medal of Valor for his actions but what transpired after he made the call left him with regret and depression, his son said.

“My dad never considered it an act of bravery,” Vogel said. ”... but he was wrong. It was an act of bravery. These are brave men.”

Vogel supplied the donations to make the roadside signs possible.

“Bless this highway, this four-mile stretch,” he said.

Warren Hutchinson served with the trooper and spoke about his colleague’s warm personality, smile and Pellot’s son’s similarities.

“I always wondered when this was going to happen,” he said, pointing to the sign. “Thank you.”

Retired Police Officer

July 27, 2019

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

September 30, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 56th anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 13, 2013

Merry Christmas, Trooper Pellot, to you and your family.
Thank you for your sacrifice.

May God's peace be with you this holiday season!

Michigan State Police

December 14, 2010

Even after these many years, you are NOT forgotten. Rest in peace brother and may GOD continue to bless you and your family.

Deputy S. Williams
Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, UTAH

November 10, 2008

Brother trooper, you will not be forgotten.We will continue to uphold the pride this department has that you were so very helpful in instilling into the department.

Trooper D McGuckin
Michigan State Police

November 18, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Trooper Pellot.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 3, 2004

“No officer's death should be without reflection. You served us
May the memory of your service and sacrifice remain forever.

Zone Sergeant
New York State Police

November 1, 2003

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