Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter Found Dead in Parked Car
BROCKTON — Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter has died.
The Brockton Enterprise reports that the 62-year-old was found dead on Wednesday morning, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office.
Carpenter had recently launched a re-election campaign for a fourth term in office.
He had dropped off a family member at a summer program at Ambrose school earlier Wednesday morning, when a medical emergency took place, leaving the Brockton mayor unresponsive in a parked SUV. An emergency call describing the incident came into Brockton Police received at around 7:29 a.m. The D.A.’s office says no foul play is suspected.
First elected in 2013, Carpenter was in the middle of his third two-year term in office. His campaign motto was always, “It takes a Carpenter to build a city.”
Carpenter underwent surgery after suffering a blockage of the cardiac artery in March. That surgery took place after a sudden medical emergency, with the mayor reporting chest pains and difficulty breathing.