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Death of active-duty Massachusetts police officer “sudden and tragic”



An active-duty Massachusetts police officer has died in what is being described as a sudden and tragic loss.

Police Chief Keith Houghton of the Chelsea Police Department announced Saturday the death of Detective Scott Conley.

“It is with profound sadness that I inform you of the sudden and tragic loss of our colleague, Detective Scott Conley, who passed away last evening. We sincerely feel this loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with Detective Conley’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. 

“Detective Conley’s presence will surely be missed. As we grieve his loss, remember Scott’s ardent dedication to our community and service to our nation as a United States Army veteran. “

Conley was known for his work on gang violence including aiding the dismantling of MS-13. He testified in 2017 before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on efforts to combat MS-13.

He leaves behind a wife and children.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

A cause of death was not released.

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