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Hero Down: Pepperell PD Lt. Alan Lessieur Dies After Medical Emergency At Work

Pepperell, MA – Pepperell Police Department (PPD) Lieutenant Alan Lessieur died in the line of duty on Aug. 8 after suffering a medical emergency at the police station.

The 60-year-old lieutenant’s exact cause of death was not released.

“Chief David Scott regrets to report the unexpected passing of Lt. Alan Lessieur, who died yesterday after suffering a medical emergency at the police station,” the PPD said in a press release on Aug. 9.

“We are all deeply saddened by Alan’s passing,” Chief Scott said. “He possessed a unique combination of dedication, leadership and compassion, and had a unique way of connecting with co-workers and strangers alike.”

Lt. Lessieur, a U.S. Air Force veteran, also served with the Milford Police Department in New Hampshire prior to joining the PPD in 1989.

He served as a D.A.R.E. officer earlier in his career, and was named the PPD Officer of the Year in 2018, according to his obituary.

Lt. Lessieur also spent time working as a PPD evidence and property control manager and as an administrative patrol supervisor.

He was planning to retire later this year, The Lowell Sun reported.

“We will miss his bellowing laughter during morning roll call, his endless supply of movie quotes, and his commitment and dedication to the community,” Chief Scott said in the department’s press release.

Lt. Lessieur leaves behind his wife, Donna, and his daughter, Courtney, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his son-in-law, grandson, siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, and friends.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Pepperell Police Department Lieutenant Alan Lessieur, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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