Legionnaire's Disease found at Dartmouth Police Station
DARTMOUTH, Mass. —
Dartmouth Police Headquarters was shut down on Friday night after a presence of Legionnaire's Disease was confirmed in the stations hot water system.
NBC 10 has confirmed from Detective Kyle Costa that a Dartmouth Police Officer was hospitalized with the illness about a month ago which led to the testing for the source of the outbreak.
The results of the test confirmed the presence of legionella bacteria in the stations hot water system, and the Dartmouth Police Station on Russells Mills Road has been shut down until further notice.
According to Detective Costa emergency calls are being sent to the Westport Police Department where a Dartmouth dispatcher has been assigned. Non emergency calls are being sent to the Bristol County Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Center which is acting as a temporary headquarters set up in closed stations parking lot.