By Tiffany Williams –
As heavy rain passed over most of New England early Wednesday morning causing flash flooding in some areas and rivers flooding into neighborhoods in other parts of New England, Connecticut State Police have confirmed that Sgt. Brian Mohl was in his cruiser when it became overwhelmed by the floodwaters from the Pomperaug River.
At around 3:30 a.m., Sgt. Mohl contacted state police and said he was in distress and that his cruiser was being swept away in the area of Jack’s Bridge.
Connecticut State Police say that they had located Sgt. Mohl’s cruiser submerged in floodwaters but the sergeant was not with his cruiser. It was an hour later when Sgt. Mohl’s body was found submerged in the river waters.
Sgt. Mohl was flown to Yale New Haven Hospital but he died before he could make it there.
Sgt. Mohl was with the Connecticut State Police for 26 years, he started at the State Police Training Academy on November 25, 1994 and graduated the following June. He was first assigned to Troop A in Southbury before being transferred to Troop L when he was promoted to sergeant in 2000. He has also served at Troop B in Bridgeport and Troop H in Hartford.