As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
April 10, 2012
Mass. deputy killed in motorcycle crash
Officer Down: Ryan Tvelia - [Sharon, Massachusetts]
By PoliceOne Staff
SHARON, Mass. — A sheriff's deputy died in a motorcycle crash Tuesday.
State police said Norfolk County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Tvelia was thrown from his motorcycle after clipping a Toyota Rav4, and then was struck by another vehicle. before the fall.
Paramedics and bystanders, including one nurse, tried to assist the 11-year-veteran, but he was later pronounced dead at the hospital, WHDH reported.
Two other drivers involved in the crash are not believed to have suffered serious injury.
Officers said the accident is under investigation.
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