Law enforcement officials in Massachusetts have revealed that three young police officers have died “suddenly” and “unexpectedly” in the space of just one week.
The Massachusetts State Police announced the passing of the “Three active-duty Law Enforcement Officers.”
None of the officers died from incidents in the line of duty, however.
In a Wednesday Facebook post dedicated to the fallen officers, the Mass. State Police confirmed that all three of the cops were “from the South Shore communities.”
All three “passed away suddenly within the last seven days,” the post notes.
The post adds particular emphasis on the death of 25-year-old Officer John F. Santos of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department.
Santos died “after succumbing to a brain aneurysm,” the post states.
He was also a member of the United States Air Force, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant, and served overseas in 2019, according to the post.
Officer Santos is survived by a fiancé and an unborn son.
Another officer, Sean Patrick Besarick, 48, “passed away unexpectedly” on December 29, according to an obituary.
Besarick served proudly in the United States Navy from 1993-1997 with multiple Bronze Star Medals.
After serving his country, Besarick joined the Brockton Police Department as a Police Officer on September 14, 1998.
Besarick is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and his daughters, Amber and Abby.
As Slay News reported earlier this week, Christopher A. Davis, a special operations police officer, tragically died suddenly at just 42 years old.
Stoughton Police Chief (SPD) Donna McNamara announced the sudden death of Davis.
Davis, of Brockton, died suddenly in his home on December 31, 2022.
The obituary for Davis also states he “passed away suddenly.”
“Davis, age 42, died while off-duty while at his Brockton home around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31,” reported DailyVoice.com on behalf of the Stoughton police chief.
The Mass. State Police’s full Facebook post is transcribed below:
This week has been a difficult one in the Massachusetts Law Enforcement community.
Three active-duty Law Enforcement Officers, all from South Shore communities, passed away suddenly within the last seven days. One of whom, 25-year-old Officer John F. Santos of The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, would have been a member of the Massachusetts State Police 88th Recruit Training Troop. He would have undoubtedly served a long and distinguished career with this department.
On Wednesday, December 28, 2022, Officer Santos passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after succumbing to a Brain Aneurysm. He was also a member of the United States Air Force, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant, and served overseas in 2019. Officer Santos has a fiancé and an unborn son.
On Thursday, December 29, 2022, Officer Sean Besarick, a 24-year veteran of the Brockton Police Department, passed away suddenly at the age of 48-years-old. Officer Besarick was long-time member of the Brockton Community, graduating from Brockton High School in 1992 before serving in the United States Navy for six years. He became a member of the Brockton Police Department in 1998. Officer Besarick is married and has two daughters.
On Saturday December 31, 2022, Officer Christopher A. Davis, a 17-year veteran of the Stoughton Police Department, passed away at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton at the age of 42-years-old. He was a member of the Stoughton Police Special Operations Unit and was the department’s defensive tactics instructor. Additionally, he has served as a certified arson investigator, investigating fire incidents alongside the Stoughton Fire Department since 2011. He has been awarded numerous commendations from the SPD during his 17 years of service, including a Distinguished Service Award in 2012. Officer Davis has a fiancé and a daughter.
The Massachusetts State Police offer our most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of these three dedicated service members. May they rest in peace.
The untimely deaths come amid a disturbing trend of people dying unexpectedly in the past two years.
Countries all around the world have been reporting alarming spikes in sudden deaths and heart attacks in young people.
Despite the unusual circumstances of young, healthy people dying “suddenly” or “unexpectedly,” the causes of their deaths are rarely revealed.
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