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.
Thanks to all for all the well wishes on the passing of Officer John Bruttiniti. He was an incredible Officer and an absolute Gentlemen.— Chief Brian Kyes (@ChiefKyes) May 13, 2016
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."