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Connecticut trooper swept away in storm died of blunt trauma

A Connecticut State Police sergeant swept away with his vehicle during flooding set off by the remnants of Hurricane Ida died from blunt trauma, according to the state’s chief medical officer. 

Sgt. Brian Mohl, a 26-year veteran of the department, died Thursday after calling for help in Woodbury around 3:30am saying his vehicle was trapped in rising flood waters from the remnants of Hurricane Ida near the Pomperaug River in Woodbury.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Saturday that Mohl died as a result of “blunt trauma of the torso” and ruled the death an accident. 

Mohl is survived by his wife, Susan, and three children ranging in age from 14 to 28. A wake honoring Mohl’s life will be held tomorrow from noon to 6 pm at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford.  His funeral will be held at 9am Thursday at Xfinity Theatre. 

In a statement, his family thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers, calling the loss immeasurable.  Even though Mohl was committed to his work, his family said he always found a way to put them first.  They've had an outpouring of support from the Connecticut State Police, the New York State Police, the law enforcement community and the community as a whole.

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