Plymouth, Mass. Police: Officer dies of injuries sustained in motorcycle crash

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April 1, 2014, 7:06 pm
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UPDATE (11:05 p.m.) - Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri said Officer Gregg Maloney was 43 and had been with the department for 17 years. Chief Botieri says doesn't think the two officers collided, that Officer Maloney somehow managed to lose control of his motorcycle, no other vehicles were involved and reconstruction teams are still investigating. Chief Botieri adds that Officer Maloney had two teenage sons, was a family man, worked hard and was liked by all.

(NECN: Kathryn Sotnik, Plymouth, Mass.) - Plymouth, Mass. Police confirm an officer has died in the line of duty after crashing his motorcycle on Tuesday afternoon.

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Dustin G. Fitch says state police's collision analysis team is assisting Plymouth Police in their investigation. In a tweet, Massachusetts State Police Colonel Supt. Tim Alben identified the deceased as Officer Gregg Maloney and offered condolences to Officer Maloney's family and "our brothers and sisters" at Plymouth Police Department.

MBTA Transit Police motorcycle officers and Boston Police were at Massachusetts General Hospital at around 8:15 p.m. to assist in transporting the body of Officer Maloney to the morgue.

The crash happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Old Route 44, which is also known as Samoset Street, near the entrance of Plymouth Mobile Estates.

There is no word on what caused the crash.

Officer Maloney was medflighted to Massachusetts General Hospital, but later died from his injuries Tuesday evening.

Maloney was reportedly one of the many officers who responded to Boston and Watertown in the wake of the marathon bombings and manhunt.

"I heard about the accident earlier today and I understand that he passed away today, so I just figured I'd come by and and give my respects to the police department and leave some flowers," Plymouth resident Dave Mendes said.

Stay with NECN as this story develops.

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