CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors confirm the driver suspected of striking and killing a 74-year-old man in Canton over the weekend was an off-duty police officer.
Police say Ralph Hawkins was struck by a pickup truck as he stood in a neighbor’s driveway Saturday morning. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Massive Wind-Whipped Fire Spreads To Several Salisbury Buildings
The driver of the pickup was not injured and stayed at the scene.
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The Norfolk district attorney’s office said Monday the driver is a police officer from a neighboring community who was not acting in any official capacity. The office didn’t disclose a name because no charges have been filed.
The Enterprise reports the driver is a Stoughton police sergeant who in 2012 received a valor award for rescuing several hostages and arresting a suspect during an armed robbery.MORE NEWS: I-Team: Baby Stabbed In Revere, Suspect In Custody
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