Mass. state trooper dies of injuries sustained in 2018 traffic stop

Trooper Thomas Devlin died Thursday from injuries he suffered after being struck at a traffic stop two years ago

Duty Death: Thomas Devlin - [Wilmington, Massachusetts]

End of Service: 09/03/2020


By Melissa Hanson
MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.

BILLERICA, Mass. — The Massachusetts State Police on Thursday said that Trooper Thomas Devlin has died of injuries he suffered during a traffic stop two years ago.

Devlin had stopped a vehicle on July 26, 2018, and was struck by another vehicle that went into the breakdown lane, state police tweeted.

Trooper Thomas Devlin of Wilmington, Massachusetts, died September 3, 2020 from injuries he sustained in the line of duty.
Trooper Thomas Devlin of Wilmington, Massachusetts, died September 3, 2020 from injuries he sustained in the line of duty. (Photo/Massachusetts State Police)

The trooper died Thursday. His “start of watch” was in July 1985, state police said.

The incident happened on Route 3 in Billerica, according to the Wilmington Apple, which also reported that Devlin was from Wilmington.

A news release issued by the state police on July 26, 2018, indicates that a trooper was struck on Route 3 in Billerica.

The trooper, who was not named in the release but described as a 56-Year-old male with 33 years of service to the department, was out of his cruiser talking with the motorist he stopped when a 2012 Toyota Prius driven by a 53-year-old male from Haverhill drifted from the right lane into the breakdown lane.

The trooper was pinned between the Prius and the other car, state police said. He was taken to Lahey Clinic.

No further information was immediately available Thursday.

 

Line-of-Duty Death of Trooper Thomas W. Devlin It is with great sadness that we announce the line-of-duty death of...

Posted by Massachusetts State Police on Thursday, September 3, 2020


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