Aug 05, 2019

Springfield Police Officer Lost in Drowning Incident

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friend of Springfield Officer Aaron NcNab, who tragically lost his life in a drowning incident on August 2nd.  
 
Published on MassLive.com


Springfield police officer Aaron McNab dies in Vermont drowning
 
By Patrick Johnson | pjohnson@repub.com
Updated Aug 3, 6:32 PM; Posted Aug 3, 3:45 PM Springfield police officer Aaron McNab, seen here in a department photo, died Friday night in an accidental drowning in Vermont.
 
SPRINGFIELD — A city police officer who graduated from the police academy less than a year ago is dead after an accidental drowning Friday night at Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont, according to police.
 
Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl C. Clapprood announced the death of Aaron McNab in a statement to the press Saturday afternoon.
 
“Whether its on-duty or off-duty, any time we lose a fellow Springfield police officer it is an emotional drain on all of the women and men in blue," she said.
 
“Officer McNab was taken away too soon and showed so much promise in his time as a Springfield police officer,” she said. “We will be praying for him and loved ones during this trying time and will remind them that Officer McNab will forever be a member of our Springfield Police family.”
 
McNab, 30, graduated from the Springfield Police Academy in November.
 
According to Clapprood, he and some friends and family were away at Lake Morey. Vermont State Police were called to the lake at around 9 p.m. for a report of McNab being missing from the lakefront property where they were staying.
 
Following a search, his body was found in the water near the shoreline roughly 90 minutes later.
 
Clapprood was notified of his passing by Vermont State Police.
 
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno offered his condolences to McNab’s family and to members of the department.
 
“Commissioner Clapprood and I have met with his family to offer any and all assistance needed. We here in our Springfield Police Department and our City mourn his loss --- we are his family,” Sarno said.
 
Funeral arrangements as of Saturday afternoon had not been finalized.
 

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