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Officers welcome body of fallen Plymouth officer home

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PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) - People from Plymouth and beyond stopped by the police department to pay their respects to officer Greg Maloney.

The flags are at half-staff and flowers rest outside the police department’s headquarters in honor of Maloney.

The cycle officer, 43, died Tuesday after he crashed while riding with another officer in the department's motorcycle unit. Witnesses say he fell, but his bike kept going for about a quarter mile before coming to a stop.

Maloney was rushed by helicopter to Mass. General Hospital, but was pronounced dead.

Chief Michael Botieri of the Plymouth Police Department said there are no obvious answers about what went wrong.

“There's nothing evident at the scene that would tell us what happened, it doesn't appear that the bikes touched each other. There's no obvious reason for the bike to go down,” Botieri said.

Officials are now waiting for the autopsy results to figure out the cause of death, but answers could take weeks to be released.

Suzanne Lyon was near the scene and brought her son to the department.

“It brought chills to me. Anyone that it happens to. I mean, it's just terrible. They protect and serve and life's taken in two seconds,” Lyon said.

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