Mass. police officer dies of medical emergency at station

Lt. Alan Lessieur, 60, was remembered as a compassionate and dedicated leader

Duty Death: Alan Lessieur - [Pepperell, Massachusetts]

End of Service: 08/08/2021


By Suzie Ziegler

PEPPERELL, Mass. — The Pepperell Police Department is mourning Lt. Alan Lessieur, 60, who died Sunday while on duty.

Lt. Alan Lessieurr with his grandson Asher.
Lt. Alan Lessieurr with his grandson Asher. (Pepperell Police Department)

According to a police statement, Lessieur suffered a medical emergency at the station. Lessieur joined the department in 1989 and was due to retire later this year.

“We are all deeply saddened by Alan’s passing. He possessed a unique combination of dedication, leadership and compassion, and had a unique way of connecting with co-workers and strangers alike,” Chief David Scott said in the release. “We will miss his bellowing laughter during morning roll call, his endless supply of movie quotes, and his commitment and dedication to the community.”

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