Off-duty Seekonk Police Officer Tragically Killed in Somerset Motorcycle Crash

Off-duty Seekonk Police Officer Tragically Killed in Somerset Motorcycle Crash

Somerset, Massachusetts, was struck by a devastating tragedy early Saturday morning when an off-duty Seekonk police officer lost her life in a motorcycle crash. Patrolwoman Kourtny DeForitis, a beloved member of the Seekonk Police Department, was the passenger on the ill-fated motorcycle. The accident occurred at the Route 103 rotary, claiming two lives in its wake. In this breaking news article, we share the heart-wrenching details of the incident and pay tribute to Officer DeForitis.

A Tragic Motorcycle Crash

The somber incident unfolded at the Route 103 rotary, where a motorcycle and a vehicle were involved in a collision. Responding officers arrived at the scene to find two victims lying in the roadway. Tragically, the male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and Officer Kourtny DeForitis was transported to a local hospital by Somerset EMS, where she was later pronounced deceased.

A Promising Career Cut Short

Officer Kourtny DeForitis had dedicated just under three years of her life to the Seekonk Police Department. In 2021, she completed her training at the Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy, embarking on a career dedicated to public service. During her time with the department, she made a significant impact, particularly in her role as a community outreach officer.

The Seekonk Police Department praised Officer DeForitis for her exceptional dedication to her various roles within the department. She had a special fondness for the youth of Seekonk, where her bright smile and contagious laugh left an indelible mark. Her commitment to building positive relationships within the community was truly commendable.

A Heartfelt Tribute from Seekonk Superintendent Kidwell

Superintendent Kidwell expressed deep sorrow at the loss of Officer DeForitis, emphasizing her invaluable impact on the student body. He described her as “an absolute delight to work with” and highlighted the profound influence she had on the Seekonk school community. Officer DeForitis had served as a community outreach officer for the Seekonk Police Department, collaborating closely with the school district.

The Seekonk school community mourns the unexpected loss of Officer DeForitis, and grief counselors will be available in the days to come to provide support to students and staff as they grapple with this tragic loss.

A Grief-Stricken Community

As the investigation into the motorcycle crash continues, the identity of the male victim remains undisclosed. The community of Seekonk, Somerset, and beyond is left grappling with the heartache of losing Officer Kourtny DeForitis, a dedicated public servant and cherished member of their community.

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