Mass. cop killed working construction detail

A 27-year police veteran was hit by a dump truck as he directed traffic

Duty Death: Jose Torres - [Westfield, Massachusetts]

By PoliceOne Staff

WESTFIELD, Mass. — A Westfield police officer was fatally struck while working construction detail, officials said.

Jose Torres, a 27-year police veteran, was hit by a dump truck Thursday morning as he directed traffic. Officers were notified about two hours later that he had died at a Springfield hospital, Capt. Hippolito Nunez said.

Site workers and neighbors told WWLP of their grief at what happened.

"I'd say it's pretty tragic, when you start losing policemen it's tough," Chester resident Roland Marcoulier said.

Several agencies are investigating, including State police and the Westfield traffic bureau.

  1. Tags
  2. Police Heroes

Join the discussion


donate now


TASER Foundation

logo for print