Ellen E. Engelhardt
Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts
End of Watch: Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 23 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: July 26, 2003
Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect Info: Sentenced to 2.5 years
Trooper Ellen Engelhardt succumbed to injuries sustained eight years earlier when her patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on Route 25 in Wareham.
Trooper Engelhardt was parked on the shoulder of the road when the drunk driver struck the rear or her vehicle at nearly 90 mph. Her injuries left her in a vegetative state and she was unable to speak or communicate.
The driver was sentenced to only 2 1/2 years in prison.
Trooper Engelhardt had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 23 years. She is survived by her daughter.
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Massachusetts State Police
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: (508) 820-2300