North Adams is morning the passing of a native son and former North Adams Chief of Police Kenneth Gamache.  Chief Gamache passed away on Wednesday at Berkshire Medical Center.  He was 90 years old.

According to obituary in, Chief Gamache was born in North Adams in June of 1930.  He spent 10 years as the Chief of Police in North Adams from 1972 to 1982.  In addition to his service in law enforcement, Gamache was a member of the US Navy and was a veteran of the Korean war.


Click here for Chief Gamache’s obituary at  The post on Chief Gamache’s passing on the North Adams Police Department Facebook page is below.

North Adams Police Department, Massachusetts

The North Adams Police Dept. is sad to announce the passing of retired Chief of Police Kenneth P. Gamache.

Chief Gamache was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War.

Chief Gamache was appointed a Reserve Patrolman in 1952 and appointed as a full time Patrolman on July 16, 1956. Chief was then promoted to Sergeant in 1961, Captain in 1956 and after scoring the highest recorded civil service score (99.54%) for Police Chief exam he was appointed Chief of Police on July 13, 1972 and held that rank until his retirement in 1982.

After retiring from NAPD Chief Gamache then moved to Mokena IL and was the Chief of Police for that department for two years. After leaving Illinois Chief moved back to our area and became the Chief of Police for the Town of Old Bennington VT until his full retirement.

Chief Gamache committed his life to serving the people and upholding law and order.

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