The Massachusetts State Police is mourning the loss of Trooper Robert Whittier, who was the department’s longest serving active duty member.
Whittier, state police said, died on Friday.
At 47 years of service, Whittier was the longest serving active duty trooper in the state, police said. Whittier had served on the motorcycle unit since 1992.
Earlier this month, Whittier received Badge No. 1 in recognition of becoming the longest serving active duty member in the department.
“Across all the decades, at events and incidents large and small, Trooper Whittier provided dedicated and exceptional service to our state and its people,” Mass. State Police said in a statement. “Rest easy Trooper. We have the watch from here.
Police didn’t disclose the cause of Whittier’s death.
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