Mass. Police Officer Died From Drowning


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP): A Springfield, Massachusetts police officer died after an accidental drowning in a Vermont lake.

Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl C. Clapprood was notified by Vermont State Police that Aaron McNab, 30, died Friday night in a swimming accident at Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont.

Clapprood said McNab was in Vermont visiting with family and friends.   

McNab was reported missing at about 9 p.m. on Friday. His body was found in the water, near the shoreline, about 90 minutes later.   

“It’s an emotional drain on all the women and men in blue’ anytime the department loses a police officer, whether it’s on-duty or off-duty.,” Clapprood said. 

McNab had graduated from the police academy less than a year ago.