A Massachusetts police department has announced the sudden loss of one of their own.
The MIT Police Department issued a statement on the passing of one of their Sergeants.
“It is with tremendous sadness that the MIT Police Department announces the sudden passing of Sergeant Brian J. Sousa. Sergeant Sousa honorably served our community for 23 years and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2011. Before being promoted, Sergeant Sousa served in various roles in the patrol division and was an integral part of the MIT Police Honor Guard Unit. Brian, you will be remembered for your friendship, leadership, your generous spirit and incredible smile.”
Condolences have been pouring in from agencies and police departments around the state.
“Our deepest condolences are with Sgt. Sousa’s family, loved ones, and our brothers and sisters @MITPolice following his tragic loss. He was an important member of the Cambridge community and will be dearly missed.” – Cambridge Police
“The men and women of #FBI Boston send our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of @MITPolice
Sergeant Brian J. Sousa who passed away suddenly after serving his community for 23 years.” -FBI Boston
“Rest easy, Sgt. We have the watch.” – Walpole Police Department
Sousa’s cause of death was not announced.
The funeral is being held at the Alexander F. Thomas & Sons Funeral Home, 45 Common Street, Walpole, MA Monday morning at 9:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:30. Visiting hours Sunday evening from 4-8PM at the Funeral Home. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery, Taunton.