A Plymouth Police officer died after his department motorcycle crashed on Samoset Street on Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.
Plymouth Police identified the officer as Gregg Maloney.
WBZ reported that the crash occurred around 3 p.m. Maloney was taken to Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth and then to Mass General Hospital in Boston by medical helicopter. WBZ also reported that he was somehow knocked off his motorcycle while he was traveling westbound on Samoset.
The crash is under investigation. Several news outlets have displayed photos of Maloney’s wrecked motorcycle, but we decline to show it here out of respect for Maloney and his family.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Maloney family and the Plymouth Police Department.