Worcester Police Officer Peter James Kneeland was the victim of a hit and run drunk driver while working a detail on Cambridge Street in 1991. He suffered a severe head injury that left him confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak or care for himself. He was forced to live in a long term care facility for 21 years until passing away as a result of his injuries on this day in 2012. He left behind a wife and two children.
Click HERE to read Officer Kneeland's story and write a tribute to his memory on the Officer Down Memorial Page.
(photo: Official Worcester PD portrait)