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Trooper Richard F. Champy - 1946-1978

Heart attack while effecting arrest - 2/3/78

photo of trooper richard champyTrooper Raymond Elliot, 26, lived in Groveton, New Hampshire. He was a World War II veterans and received an honorable discharge from the United States Navy. He joined the New Hampshire State Police on July 15, 1946.

On February 3, 1978 Trooper Champy heard a call on his citizen band radio for assistance of a motorist whose car had been struck by another motorist. Eventually Trooper Champy and Trooper Korbett were in pursuit of the fleeing vehicle. In a struggle to arrest the passenger of the vehicle, Trooper Champy fell to the ground apparently of a heart attack. The sudden death of this Trooper was a shock to everyone and his is missed by his family and fellow Troopers.