Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Leo G. Hamel

Springfield Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 31, 1955

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Reflections for Police Officer Leo G. Hamel

Officer Hamel, it has been 68 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

October 31, 2023

Rest in peace and olav hashalom Officer Hamel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 8, 2020

Uncle Leo, I didn't get to know you because I wasn't born yet, but you're brother Raymond (dad), let me know the stories about you. He was so very proud of you. You were a true inspiration and I feel so grateful to have a hero here in my life and family. From me and my kids, I want to say we all love and miss you. Eric, Katie, Martial, and Sydney.

Eric P. Hamel

May 16, 2016

Officer Hamel. It is a honor to be able to write a report on your service with Springfield PD.After a little research I was able to find out you served the Springfield PD along with my wife's grandfather Officer Potito.
Thank you for your service.

Reserve Academy Student
Western Ma Police Academy

September 28, 2015

He was my uncle. This article did not say that he left a wife and 2 young daughters, as well as his parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is still thought of and missed.

Kathy Harrison

April 11, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th 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 officer Larry Lasater

February 8, 2014

Thank you uncle Leo for your great sacrifice. May you rest in the Lords care.

Lisa Hamel

May 3, 2010

Officer Hamel, today marks the 53rd anniversary of your heroic sacrifice. You gave your life trying to stop someone who was endangering many with his actions. If that isn’t the definition of a hero, nothing is. I thank you for your unselfish service to the people of the City of Springfield and the Commonwealth as a whole.

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

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

October 31, 2008

Officer Hamel,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Springfield. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 31, 2007

Neighbor, you are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 29, 2007

Officer Hamel, today marks the 51st anniversary of your passing. Your heroics of that day are commendable. Not many would have taken the chance in doing what you tried to do. You are a hero.

God Bless and may you Rest in Peace, Brother.

October 31, 2006

Fifty years is a long time but I know there are many who still remember and
mourn your loss. Best in pease Officer
Hamel, you are a true hero.

Citizen Grace

December 13, 2005

It has been half a century since you paid the ultimate sacrifice for your service. You have not been forgotten and are a true hero.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

October 20, 2005

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

Kayla Maskell

November 18, 2004

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