Massachusetts State Trooper died while training off-duty

The trooper was a veteran of the United States Air Force

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Matthew F. Daigle passed away suddenly on March 23, 2017. (Image Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police)

BOSTON (WWLP) – Massachusetts State Police announced on Wednesday that a member of the 80th Recruit Training Troop died earlier in the afternoon.

According to State Police Spokesman Dave Procopio, 31-year-old Matthew F. Daigle suffered a “medical emergency” while performing physical training. He was off-duty.

The trooper was taken to Framingham Union Hospital, where he died, Procopio said. He is survived by his wife, father, sister and in-laws.

Procopio said the man became a Massachusetts State Trooper after graduating in October of 2011. He was also a veteran of the United States Air Force, and was assigned to the Framingham Barracks as a member of the Division of Field Services.

Colonel Richard D. McKeon, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, sent the following message to Department members:

Trooper Daigle was highly-regarded and deeply respected by his brother and sister troopers, as well other members of the first-responder community who knew him. He was a member of the 80th Recruit Training Troop, and became a Massachusetts State Trooper upon his graduation in March 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

I would like to express my gratitude to the Framingham Police officers, firefighters and ambulance personnel who responded to Trooper Daigle’s medical emergency, and to the emergency room staff at Framingham Metrowest Medical Center. All of them tried valiantly to save his life. I am also thankful to Trooper Daigle’s colleagues from the MSP who responded to the hospital to offer assistance and support.

Most of all, our thoughts at this time, and our prayers, are with Trooper Daigle’s family. He is survived by his wife Christine, by his sister and his father, and by his in-laws. They will always be part of our MSP family.

Details of the funeral services will be announced in the coming days.