Alje Savela – Barre – 8/31/1951

July 24, 2023

Patrolman (Trooper) Alje Savela was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Route 122 in Barre at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Aug. 31, 1951. Patrolman Savela was located by a local resident after he heard gunshots. Savela was found with multiple gunshot wounds and succumbed to his injuries. Patrolman Savela was a member of the Massachusetts State Police for approximately four years and was assigned to the Athol Barracks.

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