Police unions elevating cash for Northampton officer injured in head-on crash

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Local police unions are joining forces to raise money for Northampton Police officer Matt Knowlton, who was seriously injured in a frontal accident last weekend.

This week Officer Knowlton’s family announced that he would need multiple surgeries and extensive rehab. A GoFundMe page has been created with donations exceeding $ 5,000.

After the accident, Officer Knowlton was still trying to help the other driver, who crashed into his department-issued vehicle at high speed.

Police unions seek to help an officer who they say is the definition of serving others in front of themselves.

“I wanted to get it right with our man, who he got it right himself and with the department by doing what he did after the accident, by getting out and trying to help the other driver “said Officer Joshua Wallace, President of the Northampton Police Union 186.