Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Officer Peter J. Kneeland Age: 62 years old Tour: 14 years Worcester Police End of Watch: Sunday, October 7, 2012
Obituary
Police Officer Peter Kneeland succumbed to injuries sustained on September 18th, 1991, when he was struck by a drunk hit-and-run driver in front of a sports bar on Cambridge Street.

The subject fled the scene but was arrested three days later. He was subsequently convicted of charges connected with the incident.

The collision caused Officer Kneeland to suffer severe head injuries that left him in a wheelchair, unable to communicate, or care for himself. He remained in an institutional care facility from the time of the collision until he passing away as a result of his injuries.

Officer Kneeland had served with the Worcester Police Department for 14 years at the time he was struck. He is survived by his wife, two children, brother, and two sisters.

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