In Saugus, a 28-year veteran of the Massachusetts state police died an early morning car crash last week. Captain Richard Cashin, 52, was working the 11pm to 7am shift when his cruiser, an unmarked Crown Victoria, hit a utility pole, crossed a parking lot, and slammed into a snow bank off Route 1 north. The car crash occurred around 1:45am.
No other vehicles were involved, and Cashin was pronounced dead at the scene of the car accident. The cause of this tragic auto accident is under investigation, but authorities said it does not appear to be weather-related. Cashin had worked with the state police since 1980 and some believe that he is the highest-ranking Massachusetts state police officer ever to die in the line of duty.
Our condolences go out to Cashin’s wife and four children on the loss of their husband and father.
State Trooper Killed In Route 1 Crash, WBZTV.com, January 28, 2009
Mass. state trooper dies in crash, Associated Press, January 28, 2009
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