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Off-Duty Police Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Lynn, Mass.

Officer John Bruttaniti, 41, was killed while on his way home

Police in Chelsea, Massachusetts, say an off-duty officer was killed in a motorcycle crash in Lynn Thursday night.

Officer John Bruttaniti, 41, was killed while on his way home.

The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. on Route 1A between Commercial Street and Marine Street.

State police say for some reason Bruttaniti lost control of his motorcycle and hit another one. He then slammed into a utility pole.

Bruttaniti was a former firefighter for Thelsea Fire and was also an Iraq War veteran.

Police Chief Brian Kyes said in a statement, "He was an incredible Police Officer and an absolute Gentlemen and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him."

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