An officer who'd been with the Randolph, Massachusetts, Police Department for more than 30 years died in a car crash Saturday, officials said.
Officer Michael Beal, a 35-year veteran of the Randolph Police Department, was fatally hurt in the crash on Route 3 near the Derby Street exit in Hingham, Chief Anthony Marag said.
"He was an amazing person and friend to all within this department. This amazing family man leaves behind a wife and eight children. Please keep his family, friends, and members of the Randolph Police Department in your thoughts and prayers," Marag said in a statement.
Massachusetts State Police, who are investigating the crash, said Beal was involved in a two-car crash around 6:20 a.m. He was pronounced dead on scene.
A second driver was taken to South Shore Hospital with minor injuries.
Route 3 breaks off from Interstate 93 in Braintree and continues through the South Shore as the Pilgrims Highway.
The investigation is ongoing.