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- Aug. 31, 1951 -
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Massachusetts State Police Patch
Resided: MA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 31, 1951
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 35 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Massachusetts State Police
136 Washington St  
Foxborough, MA   02035   USA
(508)543-8550
County: Norfolk
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 4 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MA   USA   Fri. Aug. 31, 1951
Summary: Patrolman Alje Savela was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on Route 122 in the Town of Barre at 2020 hours. A farmer heard several gun shots and found Patrolman Savela's body with seven 9 mm gunshot wounds.

One of the suspects in the case later shot and killed Assistant Superintendent James Godwin, of the Florida Department of Corrections, during an escape attempt on April 4, 1955. The suspect died in prison.

Patrolman Savela had served with the agency for 4 years and was assigned to A Troop.

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