In Memory of Officer Gene A. Bessette

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(November 19, 1961)


Officer Eugene A. Bessette

On November 19, 1961, Officer Gene A. Bessette was operating his police motorcycle east-bound on Lakeview Avenue South and Twelfth Street. A man driving a car on Twelfth Street ran a stop sign. The officer was thrown 180 feet, killing him instantly.


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