Police Officer Melvin Dyer succumbed to injuries sustained nine days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle at the Marshfield Fair. The incident occurred while he was directing traffic at the intersection of Main and South River Streets when a car failed to stop.
He was transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.
Officer Dyer served was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He served as a part-time police officer for the Duxbury Police Department and had previously served with the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department.