A Walmart employee – and retired cop – died tragically in an accident that left him pinned between two trucks.
The incident occurred at a distribution facility in Raymond, New Hampshire, at 10 a.m. Thursday morning. James Tomlinson, 54, was inspecting a trailer when a tractor-trailer “lunged forward” and pinned him between the two vehicles.
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EMS workers responded and tried to keep Tomlinson alive, but he died at the facility, a medical examiner said.
“We are heartbroken over the loss of our associate, James,” a Walmart representative said in a statement to NECN. “We’re focused on supporting his family and our associates during this difficult time and are assisting authorities in their investigation however we can.”
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Raymond Police Chief Michael LaBell told reporters that Tomlinson had joined Walmart after working for over a decade as a police officer, first as a Deerfield police officer, then a Raymond police officer until 2012.
The police do not suspect criminal activity or foul play, WMUR reported.
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LaBell told Newsweek that Tomlinson was “one of the most thoughtful, honest and caring individuals a person could know.”
“He lived a life of serving others through his acts of volunteerism and responsibilities as a former law enforcement officer and soldier in the Army National Guard,” LaBell continued. “He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”