FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: Westfield MA police officer Jose Torres was killed after being struck by a dump truck at a construction site while directing traffic at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Officer Torres was transported to Baystate Medical Center, but succumbed to his injuries two hours laters.
The Republican reports the construction site was part of a West Springfield water line project. The contractor on the project is listed as Revoli Construction of North Reading, Mass. Investigators from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) were on the scene Thursday morning.
Officer Jose Torres, a 27 year veteran of the Westfield Police Department, is survived by a wife and two children. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Officer Jose Torres.