YARMOUTH – At around 11:30 p.m. last evening, a Dennis Police Sergeant was traveling 55 MPH in his personal vehicle, eastbound on the Mid-Cape Highway (Rte. 6), approaching the Exit for the Dennis Police Department, when another vehicle came out of nowhere at a high rate of speed and rammed his vehicle from behind, sending it flying out of control into a ditch. According to the Sergeant, the other vehicle didn’t even slow down, let alone stop to see if he was okay. The other vehicle continued to speed away eastbound before the sergeant could get a good look.
As you will hear in the following HN Video, a Massachusetts State Trooper arrived shortly thereafter and put out a B.O.L.O. for the hit-and-run suspect vehicle. All officers in the area, including Dennis Patrol cars and additional state troopers, were looking for a vehicle (possibly a truck) with front-end damage. It still remains uncertain whether the suspect vehicle was a truck or a sedan. Investigating officers gathered parts of the other vehicle left behind at the scene. The Massachusetts State Police investigation is ongoing… [DEVELOPING]
Shortly after HN’s arrival, the Police Sergeant told me he was “okay,” but he ended up being evaluated by Yarmouth FD EMTs just to be sure. A state trooper gave the sergeant a courtesy ride to Dennis Police Headquarters, where the sergeant intended to work his midnight to 8 a.m. shift as normal. Once at headquarters, the decision was made for the sergeant to return home for the evening to rest and be with his family.
The following HN Video highlights the scene. It begins with some brief HN body cam footage of me realizing it was a Dennis Police sergeant in the crash (a good cop who’s part of HN’s nightly work environment… and it was a huge relief to see he was not badly hurt, to say the least). The video contains state police radio transmissions. The initial shot is blurred on purpose, as not to show the sergeant’s license plate. The remainder of the shots are shot as normal.
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