“Cops” Crew Member Caught in Gunfire Had Ties to Mass.

Bryce Dion, 38, grew up in Lawrence and Haverhill, Mass.

A member of the "Cops" film crew who was accidentally shot and killed by police had ties to Massachusetts.

Bryce Dion, 38, grew up in Lawrence and Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Omaha, Nebraska, Police had come to regard him as a colleague and friend in the recent weeks before his death. Dion had been on location in Omaha since June, working as an audio supervisor for the show.

When he was mistakenly shot by police, concern and chaos erupted.

Friends say he knew working on a show like "Cops" put him in a dangerous situation.

"He did like the nature of the show. He liked the excitement of it," said Michael McCann, a peer and friend of Dion since their high school days at St. John's Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts.

His family was unable to comment, as they are mourning the loss.

"I have no doubt his family is devastated. Bryce was a star and he was also a terrific person. He wanted to work in recording and film. He wanted to be a director. He wanted to go on and make entertainment, make movies, make television. This is something that he set out to do and he accomplished it," McCann said. 

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