Today we remember Officer Michael Schiavina.
On November 12th, 1985 Officer Schiavina and Officer Alain Beauregard were shot and killed while approaching a vehicle with two men in it.
One of the men had an outstanding warrant and opened fire as the two approached, striking Officer Schiavina in the chest and Officer Beauregard in the head. Officer Schiavina succumbed to his injuries at the scene and Officer Beauregard succumbed to his injuries three days later.
Officer Schiavina was just 28 years old and had served the Springfield Police Department for six years.