Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Acting Chief Armand J. Roussel

Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Wednesday, October 27, 1971

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Reflections for Acting Chief Armand J. Roussel

I was only a small child of 10 when you left us. But I still remember that night, we just left Lake st. Fire station after saying goodnight to my dad. And my mom saw all the cars heading that way. She was curious so she followed. We were just a few hundred yard away when an officer said,"Get outta here lady!" Then I remember hearing the gun fire as we were leaving. RIP sir

G L Odell

March 15, 2020

Rest in peace Acting Chief Roussel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 25, 2019

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 officer Larry Lasater

January 9, 2014

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

Today as we end another year, let us pray for this brave man. He walks with angels now. He is not forgotten by his family and all citizens who cherish what is good.


December 31, 2012

I'm a Student Researching a Paper for the Officer Memorial that just happened on May 18, 2012. I want the thank Chief Roussell for his service both as an officer and as a member of the Navy. He's one of the reasons i want to join

Bradley Merring

May 21, 2012

I love you Pepe...You are my hero! You are missed!


Jen Roussel

April 19, 2012

Acting Chief Roussel,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nashua. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 27, 2011

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, this writer is pleased that justice was quickly served on your behalf

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

Acting Chief Roussel, today marks the 35th anniversary of your murder. Though I do not mourn the death of your killer, I find it sad that he took it to that level, if not for the sake of any family he had, but even more so for the sake of the officers who shot him. They definitely were in the right, but the feelings they must have experience should not have been forced upon them.

On this day, you are remembered for your years of service and most especially for your heroism on that fateful day. You did all in your power to bring that situation to a successful conclusion where no one had to die yet you were the first. Your efforts are to be admired.

God Bless you, Brother, and may you continue to Rest in Peace.

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

October 27, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

October 27, 2004

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