Police Identify Officer Who Fatally Struck Pedestrian on Cape Cod

The driver of the police cruiser that struck and killed a pedestrian in Massachusetts has been identified as a two-year member of the Barnstable Police Department. 

Police on Monday say Patrol Officer David Heise was responding to a report of a domestic disturbance with his cruiser's blue lights and siren activated at about 2 a.m. Sunday when he struck a man in the middle of Route 28. The pedestrian, whose name has not been made public, was not in a crosswalk and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Heise was taken to the hospital but has since been released. 

The Cape Cod Times reports that according to a Barnstable Police Department statement issued whan Heise was sworn in, he is an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

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