Kyle Kaelberer

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Service Record

Unknown Massachusetts Police Department

In an interview, Kaelberer described starting his career at an agency in Massachusetts.[1]

Enfield Connecticut Police Department

Rank Officer[2]
Last Known Status Separated

Connecticut State Police

Rank Trooper
Dates of Service Hired in 2014.[3]
Salary $125,947 (2021)[4]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2015 Arrest of David McAlmond

Response Timeline

On February 4, 2015, McAlmond filed a lawsuit against Kaelberer and several other officers, alleging the use of excessive force during an arrest.[2]

Kaelberer was dropped from the lawsuit.[2]

The city settled the lawsuit for $25,000.[2][5]

2022 Welfare Check

This incident mentions suicide.  If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 for immediate help 24/7.  Outside the U.S., please consult this list of suicide crisis lines.
Body-worn Camera Footage

On September 11, 2022, Kaelberer stopped to check on a vehicle that was parked on the side of the road with its hazard lights on. Kaelberer talked to the driver, who was on the phone with a suicide prevention hotline and in obvious distress. Kaelberer called an ambulance for the man and gave him a hug during their conversation.[6]

The incident was captured on Kaelberer's body-worn camera.[7]

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