Today at approx. 2:44PM, Animal Control officer Pierre Verrier was dispatched to 12 Short Street for reports of an aggressive turkey. As the officer was existing the vehicle the vehicle started to roll backwards down Short Street towards Beacon. The vehicle knocked the officer to the ground; he was able to radio for help. Officers responded, saw the officer down on the street and the vehicle resting against the side of the building on the corner of Short Street and Beacon Street, a short distance away. Several parked cars had been struck before the vehicle came to rest. The officer was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, where he is undergoing a series of test. Preliminary reports are no serious injuries. Brookline Police accident reconstruction team is handling the investigation.
Officer Verrier is a 25 year veteran of the force.