Retired Townsend firefighter dies in ATV accidentAP , Associated Press
Aug. 27, 2013 7:17 AM ET
TOWNSEND, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a 79-year-old retired firefighter has died in an ATV accident in Townsend.
Local police and the state Environmental Police are investigating the death of Roy Shepherd.
Officers responded to emergency calls to Shepherd's home at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Officer James Landi found the victim underneath a quad all-terrain vehicle. His son, Gary Shepherd, was performing CPR on his father.
Roy Shepherd was taken by ambulance to HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster where he was pronounced dead.
Police Chief Erving Marshall Jr. tells The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/15fvcKI ) that Shepherd was a town icon and his death is a tragic loss for the community.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com