Massachusetts firefighter and Navy vet killed in motorcycle crash

A Massachusetts man who was a member of the Brockton Fire Department and a United States Marine Corps veteran died after crashing a motorcycle in West Bridgewater. the victim of the fatal crash that happened late Monday night on South Main Street. In a post shared on the Brockton Fire and Life Safety Facebook page, Brockton Fire Chief Brian Nardelli said Flaherty was a 10-year veteran of the city’s fire department and “a beloved man who has touched so many of us.” “Please keep Matt’s family and our entire family at the Brockton Fire Department in your prayers,” Nardelli’s post read. The West Bridgewater Police Department also paid tribute to Flaherty on Facebook, saying several police officers and firefighters in the city were very close to Flaherty and will miss him dearly. “Matt has served his community and this nation selflessly and with the greatest honor. He wa He is an incredible person and truly loved by all who are lucky enough to have spent time with him,” it read. on the West Bridgewater Police Facebook post. “We wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and everyone at the Brockton Fire Department.” Battalion 25th Marine Association. “After enlisting, Matt went on to serve his community as a firefighter/EMT with the Brockton Fire Department. Well known and well-liked, Matty was quick to bring smiles and laughs to everyone around him, especially with his famous facial hair. He was a loving son, brother and uncle. Our condolences go out to his family and friends,” reads the message written by the retired USMC sergeant. . Seamus Kneeland.

A Massachusetts man who was a member of the Brockton Fire Department and a United States Marine Corps veteran died after crashing a motorcycle in West Bridgewater.

West Bridgewater Police Lt. Tim Nixon told The Enterprise, a WCVB media partner, that Brockton firefighter Matthew Flaherty was the victim of the fatal crash that happened late Monday night on South Main Street.

In a post shared on the Brockton Fire and Life Safety Facebook page, Brockton Fire Chief Brian Nardelli said Flaherty was a 10-year veteran of the city’s fire department and “a beloved man who has touched so many of us.”

“Please keep Matt’s family and our entire family at the Brockton Fire Department in your prayers,” Nardelli’s post read.

The West Bridgewater Police Department also shared a tribute to Flaherty on Facebook, saying several police officers and firefighters in the city were very close to Flaherty and will miss him dearly.

“Matt served his community and this nation selflessly and with the utmost honor. He was an incredible person and sincerely loved by all who had the chance to spend time with him,” the post read. West Bridgewater Police Facebook. “We wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and everyone at the Brockton Fire Department.”

Flaherty was also a Marine corporal who deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, according to a Facebook post from the 1st Battalion 25th Marines Association.

“After enlisting, Matt went on to serve his community as a firefighter/EMT with the Brockton Fire Department. Well known and well-liked, Matty was quick to bring smiles and laughs to everyone around him, especially with his famous facial hair. He was a loving son, brother and uncle. Our condolences go out to his family and friends,” reads the message written by the retired USMC sergeant. Seamus Kneeland.

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