An Albany police officer is dead after a motorcycle crash.
Acting Chief Robert Sears says Officer Dean Johnson died Wednesday after a crash in the town of Knox.
Johnson, who joined the department in October, was off-duty at the time.
Investigators say Johnson was thrown from his bike after hitting a vehicle on Knox Cave Road.
The driver wasn’t hurt and the cause is under investigation.
In a statement, Chief Sears called Johnson an exceptional man who was highly regarded who was proving to be an incredible asset.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
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