PLYMOUTH, Mass. (CBS/AP) – A veteran Plymouth police officer killed in an on-duty motorcycle crash has been laid to rest after being honored by thousands of fellow officers and citizens.

Mourners including Gov. Deval Patrick attended a funeral Mass at St. Peter Church on Tuesday for 43-year-old Officer Greg Maloney. The 17-year veteran was married with two teenage sons.

Plymouth Officer Jason Higgins said in a eulogy that Maloney often reached out to fellow officers who were having a bad day.

Uniformed officers from around the state, including a mounted state police unit, lined the street near the church in his honor. Hundreds had also attended his wake Monday at Memorial Hall.

Maloney died April 1. The cause remains of the accident remains under investigation, but authorities have said no other vehicles were involved.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Officer Gregg Maloney Memorial Fund, c/o Rockland Trust Company, 1 Pilgrim Hill Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360. – See more at:

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