Captain Richard ‘Rick’ Cashin, aged 52, was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Route 1 in Saugus, MA, at approximately 1:45am on January 28, 2009.
While Capt. Cashin was searching for a reported erratic driver, his patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole.
Based at the Danvers barracks, Capt. Cashin served as the overnight shift commander of Troop A, which patrols the northeastern region of the state, and he supervised six barracks, from Revere to the New Hampshire border. He had served with the Massachusetts State Police for 28 years and was the highest-ranking MSP officer to die in the line of duty.
He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.
His uncle, Sergeant Arthur Cashin, was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 20, 1980, while serving with the Chelsea Police Department.
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