Massachusetts State Police report that an 11 year veteran of the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department was killed as a result of a vehicle traffic crash on north bound Interstate 95 near Exit # 9 in Walpole at 7:40 am Tuesday.

A Norfolk County Sheriff Department spokesperson advised that Deputy Ryan Tvelia, 42, of Plainville, Massachusetts was in uniform and heading to Quincy where he was scheduled to join a funeral service honor guard for a colleague’s late mother.

Deputy Tvelia was involved in a collision with one vehicle in and then struck by another vehicle.  He was taken to Norwood Hospital with serious injuries, where he later died.  The traffic crash remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police

Deputy Tvelia served as a corrections officer and a road patrol deputy sheriff.  He most recently served as a corrections officer in Dedham.  He leaves behind a wife and three teen-aged children to mourn his death.

Deputy Ryan Tvelia, gone but never forgotten. EOW: April 10, 2012

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