Mass. State Police Mourns Death of Longest Serving Active Trooper

Feb. 1, 2022
Massachusetts State Police Trooper Robert Whittier served nearly 50 years with the department's motorcycle unit, and he received Badge No. 1 after becoming the longest serving active duty member earlier this year.

The Massachusetts State Police is mourning the loss of Trooper Robert Whittier, who was the department’s longest serving active duty member.

Whittier, state police said, died on Friday.

At 47 years of service, Whittier was the longest serving active duty trooper in the state, police said. Whittier had served on the motorcycle unit since 1992.

Earlier this month, Whittier received Badge No. 1 in recognition of becoming the longest serving active duty member in the department.

“Across all the decades, at events and incidents large and small, Trooper Whittier provided dedicated and exceptional service to our state and its people,” Mass. State Police said in a statement. “Rest easy Trooper. We have the watch from here.

Police didn’t disclose the cause of Whittier’s death.


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