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Auxiliary Trooper Edward W. Truelove

Connecticut State Police, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, November 13, 1992

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Reflections for Auxiliary Trooper Edward W. Truelove

Posted on New Haven Register November 13, 2019

CT State Trooper remembered 27 years after line of duty death
CHESHIRE — Auxiliary Trooper Edward W. Truelove was just trying to ensure the safety of others when he was killed in the line of duty 27 years ago.

It was Nov. 13, 1992, when Truelove stopped for a disabled motorist in on Interstate 84 in Cheshire.

“After directing the driver and passenger to safety on the far side of the guardrail, Auxiliary Truelove radioed for a tow truck and attempted to safeguard the scene with his strobe lights,” said a Facebook post from Connecticut State Police in his memory.

A few minutes later, an interstate truck driver drove into the rear of the police cruiser, killing Truelove.

“If not for his concern about the occupants of the broken down car and his orders to move off the roadway, they too might have died,” state police said.

In 2013, state police dedicated the “Auxiliary Trooper Edward W. Truelove Rest Area” on I-84 east in Southington.

Retired Police Officer

November 14, 2019

I trained and partnered with Ed several times, I was unaware, that Ed was killed, I had moved from CT to CA. at that time. I still remember him very well. Thank you Ed. for your service and dedication.

Auxiliary Trooper Alan Rock
Troop I CT. State Police, Bethany, CT.

May 30, 2016

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

February 10, 2013

Rest in Peace, Auxiliary Trooper Truelove. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 13, 2011

Thank You for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this day.

Connecticut State Police

November 13, 2009

I can remember this accident as a Connecticut resident in High School at the time. I came across this and had to leave a note. Thanks for your service of doing your best to keep us safe. RIP to another fallen hero.

January 17, 2008

"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 9, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

November 28, 2007

You are Never Forgotten, And We Will Always Remember Our Past. God bless. Rest in peace.

Trooper First Class Orlando C. Mo
Conn. State Police - Troop A

May 13, 2007

Auxiliary Trooper Truelove, you no doubt saved the lives of those people, which you directed to stand on the embankment. You are a hero in many ways and have my deepest respect. On this 14th anniversary of your tragic death, I just wish you peace in your well-earned rest in Heaven and that God may Bless you and all those left behind.

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

November 13, 2006



October 4, 2005

Thank you... you are in our prayers.

August 30, 2005

I thank you for your dedication and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 22, 2004

Thank you sir.

September 9, 2004

Edwrad you were there to help and were taken from us. You are remembered.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

February 1, 2004

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