State Police Academy Range Named For Lunenburg Trooper Killed On This Day.


Patrolman Alje Savela was shot and killed on August 31, 1951 while making a traffic stop on Route 122, in Barre, at 8:20 pm. A farmer heard several gun shots and found Patrolman Savela's body with seven gunshot wounds. His killer was never brought to justice. The range at the Massachusetts State Police Academy is named in his honor. Click HERE to read his story and write a tribute on the Officer Down Memorial Page.

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