A Plymouth police officer died after sustaining serious injuries in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday evening, according to several news reports.
Plymouth Police confirm one of their own died today in line of duty in motorcycle accident. Prayers. #fox25— Bob Ward Fox25 (@Bward3) April 1, 2014
The Boston Globe reported that Plymouth Police Chief Mike Botieri said in a press conference that Maloney, 43, was married with two children.
From the Globe:
The officer, 43-year-old Gregg Maloney, who was married and the father of two teenage boys, was a 17-year veteran of the Plymouth Police Department and a member of the motorcycle unit since 2009, Botieri said.
"The next several days and weeks will be difficult for this department," he said.
According to the Globe, Botieri added that the cause of the crash was still under investigation, but that “there’s nothing evident at the scene telling us what happened.’’
Earlier reports had indicated that his injuries were serious, including a story from WCVB that said Botieri said “it doesn’t look good.’’
WBZ-TV had reported that, after initially being taken to Beth Israel Deaconness Hospital in Plymouth, the officer was flown by a medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.