Chief Nelson G. Bourret – Cranston Police

Chief Nelson G. Bourret

     Chief of Police Nelson G. Bourret was born November 7, 1895, and was appointed to the CPD in 1917, but resigned shortly thereafter to join the army and serve his country during WWI.  He served in combat overseas.  When the war ended and he was discharged, he rejoined the department in 1919. He was promoted to sergeant on January 31, 1929, and then to Lieutenant in the 1930s.  Upon the death of Chief Miller in 1941, he was promoted Chief.  He served in that capacity until 1950.  He passed away on June 9, 1955, and is buried in Rehoboth Village Cemetery in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. 

     Rest in Peace.