By Kevin Rue –
The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office has confirmed that a Boston Police Officer was found dead in Canton.
The officer has been identified as John O’Keefe, a 16-year veteran of the department.
The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office said O’Keefe was found early in the morning near a home on Fairview Road belonging to people he knew and it appeared that he had been outside in the cold for some time before he was found.
O’Keefe was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
An autopsy was completed on Monday however the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office said it didn’t produce any information that can be released yet.
“John will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues here at the Boston Police Department as we send our heartfelt condolences to his family, and loved ones during this difficult time,” police said in a statement.