SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It has now been 33 years since Springfield Police Officers Michael Schiavina and Alain Beauregard were shot and killed in the line of duty.
The two officers were performing a traffic stop on Stebbins Street November 12, 1985, when shots were fired, striking Schiavina in the chest and Beauregard in the head.
Schiavina died the night of the shooting, while Beauregard passed away days later. The suspected gunman took his own life a day later as police closed in on him.
The funeral for the two murdered officers was attended by police officers from all across America and Canada to mourn the loss of these two young men.
A park at the Mary Lynch School has been named the Alain Beauregard and Michael Schiavina Memorial Park in honor of the officers. Their names can also be found engraved on the fallen officers’ memorial outside the Springfield Police Headquarters on Pearl Street.