Chief Edward James Walsh
23 Summer St.
Taunton, MA 02780
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
A Message from Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh
TAUNTON — The following is a message from Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh.
“On behalf of the entire Taunton Police Department, it is with heartfelt sadness and sorrow that I report that Officer Christopher DeForitis died today following a brief illness.
“Officer DeForitis, age 46, was an 18-year veteran of the Taunton Police Department. His contributions to our department and his positive impact on the community and among his coworkers has been significant. He will be deeply missed by all.
“We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the DeForitis family. They are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”