Salem Police Officer Dana Mazola, 56, a 31-year veteran of the department, died following a head-on collision late last night while off duty in Salem, according to a statement posted online on June. 24, 2020.
Police responded to reports of a head-on collision on Jefferson Avenue in Salem just around 11:20 p.m.. Both cars involved had heavy front-end damage.
Mazola and the other driver were transported to Salem Hospital, where Mazola was pronounced dead. The other driver is alive but his condition is unknown, according to the Essex District Attorney’s Office. CBS Local News Reported.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
South Florida Cops wrote
We send our condolences to the family and friends of Officer Dana Mazola and the Salem MA Police for his loss. Officer Mazola sadly perished in an off-duty vehicle crash. He was 56 years old and a 31 year veteran of the department. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the department during this difficult time and we thank him for his service. Rip.
Vic Sologaistoa wrote
This is Salem MA officer Dana Mazola. I never met him personally, but we had been Facebook friends for years. Last night, he lost his life in a head on car accident while off duty. This shakes me on many levels, he had literally responded to my post yesterday morning when I was at Cocoa Beach. My condolences to his family…Rest in Peace my friend
Lawrence Police Department MA wrote
Chief Roy Vasque and members of the LPD stand united in thought and prayer with Chief Mary Butler and the members of the Salem MA Police Department as they mourn the death of Officer Dana Mazola.
Salem Heritage Tours wrote
Salem Heritage Tours wishes to extend condolences to Officer Mazola’s colleagues, friends and family.
Last night, at around 11:00p.m., Officer Dana Mazola was on his way home from work when he was killed in a head-on collision. He was a 31 year veteran of the Salem Police department and leaves behind a wife and twin daughters.
Salem is a lovely community, and Chief Mary Butler and the entire Salem Police force work tirelessly 24/7 helping to protect and keep this a City of Peace (especially during Haunted Happenings in October).
Thank you for what you do for us, especially during these last few weeks.