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Mass. Cop Killed By Dump Truck

July 26, 2012  | 

A Westfield (Mass.) Police officer died early Thursday after he was struck by a dump truck while directing traffic at a construction site.

Officer Jose Torres, a 27-year veteran, succumbed to injuries he sustained in the accident at 44 Pontoosic Road.

The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. The officer was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, reports MassLive.

The line of duty death is the first for the agency, according to ODMP.

Tags: Traffic Enforcement, Duty Deaths, Westfield (Mass.) PD


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Frank @ 7/27/2012 10:49 AM

People do not realize how dangerous some of thes construction sites can be. Trucks going in all different directions and the decibel level can be higher than a jet engine at idle. My sympathy to the Torres family we all one to see our loved ones at the end of a shift.

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