Police officer dead after Somerset motorcycle crash; second victim identified

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Police officer dead after Somerset motorcycle crash; second victim identified

A tragic accident in Somerset, Massachusetts, claimed the lives of two people early on Saturday morning. One of them was an off-duty police officer from Seekonk who was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle. The other was the driver of the motorcycle, who was identified as a 44-year-old man from South Easton.

In this article, we will explain what happened, who the victims were, and how their families and communities are coping with the loss.

What happened in the accident

According to the Somerset Police Department, the accident occurred around 1:15 a.m. near the Route 103 rotary. When the first responders arrived, they found a motorcycle and a vehicle with two victims lying on the road.

The motorcycle had entered the rotary in the wrong direction, colliding with the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was also hospitalized out of an abundance of caution, but no charges will result from the accident.

The motorcycle’s driver was Daniel Glover, 44, of South Easton. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The motorcycle’s passenger was Kourtny DeForitis, 28, of East Taunton. She was taken by Somerset EMS to a local hospital, where she later died.

Who was Kourtny DeForitis

Kourtny DeForitis was a patrolwoman for the Seekonk Police Department. She graduated from the Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy in 2021 and had been an officer for just under three years. She was assigned to the Patrol Division and was outstanding in her various roles as a community outreach officer.

She had a particular fondness for the youth of Seekonk and could be found playfully interacting with them in the schools and at community events, usually with a bright smile on her face and a contagious laugh. She was also an avid animal lover and had two dogs of her own.

Her colleagues and superiors described her as a dedicated, professional, and compassionate officer who always went above and beyond to serve the public. She was well-liked and respected by her peers and the community. She was also a loyal friend and a loving daughter, sister, and aunt.

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Who was Daniel Glover

Daniel Glover was a skilled carpenter and an enthusiastic motorcycle rider. He was married to Amanda and had three children: DJ, Eli, and Lily. His family said he was a devoted husband and father who always put his family first. He was also a fun-loving and adventurous person who enjoyed travelling, camping, and fishing with his loved ones.

He was a supportive and generous friend who always helped others in need. He was also a passionate and talented musician who played guitar and sang in a band. He had a great sense of humour and a positive outlook on life.

How are their families and communities coping with the loss

The families and communities of Kourtny DeForitis and Daniel Glover are mourning their deaths and honoring their memories. They have received an outpouring of support and condolences from friends, relatives, neighbours, and strangers.

The Seekonk Police Department posted a tribute to DeForitis on their Facebook page, saying: “The men and women of the Seekonk Police Department offer their sincere condolences to Ptlw. DeForitis’ family and friends, as we also mourn the loss of one of our own. Rest in peace, badge 3334, we will take the watch from here.” They also lowered their flags to half-staff and held a moment of silence for her.

The Seekonk Public Schools also expressed their sadness and gratitude for DeForitis, who had an “invaluable impact” on the student body and “was an absolute delight to work with.” They said they would miss her presence and her smile in their schools.

The Glover family set up a GoFundMe page to help with the funeral expenses and the support of his children. They said they are “grateful for the overwhelming love and support” they have received from the community. They also asked for prayers and privacy as they grieve their loss.

The Somerset Police Department is investigating the crash, working with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section Unit and detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. They said they will provide more information as it becomes available.

People May Ask

Who was the police officer killed in the Somerset motorcycle accident?

The police officer killed in the Somerset motorcycle accident was Kourtny DeForitis. She was a patrolwoman for the Seekonk Police Department. She was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle that crashed into a vehicle on Saturday, September 11, 2023. She was 28 years old.

Who was the police officer killed on the Seekonk motorcycle? 

The same police officer, Kourtny DeForitis, was killed on the Seekonk motorcycle. Seekonk is the name of the town where she worked as a police officer. The motorcycle crash happened in Somerset, which is another town nearby.

Where are the most motorcycle crashes? 

According to some statistics, the states that have the most motorcycle crashes are Florida, California, and Texas. These states have a lot of people and a lot of motorcycles, which may increase the chances of accidents. The month that has the most motorcycle crashes is August because it is warm and sunny, and many people ride motorcycles then.

Who died on Lake George motorcycle? 

Two people died on a Lake George motorcycle on Sunday, June 13, 2022. They were Quinton Delgoteto, who was 8 years old, and James Persons, who was 38 years old. They were standing on a bike path near a park when a motorcycle driven by Anthony Futia hit them. Futia was going very fast and lost control of his motorcycle. He was also injured and taken to a hospital.