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70 Massachusetts Departments Participating in "No Shave November"

November 6, 2018
As many as 70 police departments across Massachusetts are participating in "No Shave November," raising money for various charities, including organizations that assist veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or are suffering from traumatic brain injuries.

Massachusetts Officer Accused of Telling Teen: "Welcome to the White Man's World"

November 1, 2018
Two officers with the Springfield (MA) Police Department have been accused of using excessive force while arresting two teens of Latino heritage, with one of the officers saying at the time of the arrest, "welcome to the white man's world."

Massachusetts Officer Relieved of Duty Following Controversial Newsletter Writings

October 31, 2018
A lieutenant with the Arlington (MA) Police Department has been relieved of duty after suggesting in a newsletter that police should put aside restraint and meet "violence with violence."

Massachusetts Officer Reportedly Engaged to Marry Rosie O'Donnell

October 23, 2018
Rosie O'Donnell, the former co-host of The View, is reportedly engaged to marry a police officer with the Worcester (MA) Police Department.

Massachusetts Officer Attacked Responding to Domestic Dispute

October 19, 2018
The officer—who is as yet unidentified—reportedly engaged in a foot pursuit of the subject, apprehending him and placing him under arrest.

Canines Bring Comfort to Victims

October 2, 2018

The goal whenever a comfort dog is used during a crisis is to "calm people down then push them off to the resources they need. We also do a lot of work with first responders, especially in debriefings."

Boston's Famous "Bullpen Cop" Set to Retire in January 2019

September 26, 2018
One of the most iconic images of the 2013 baseball playoffs is when Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter went head-first into the Red Sox bullpen aiming to snag a home run ball hit by David Ortiz, and Boston Police officer Steve Horgan raised his fists in jubilation when the ball eluded Hunter's glove.

2 Men Held Without Bail in Shooting of Boston Officer

September 25, 2018
Boston Municipal Court Judge James M. Stanton yesterday ordered Martin, 21, and his co-defendant Antoine Mack, 35, of Pawtucket, R.I., held without bail at the request of assistant Suffolk District Attorney Montez Haywood after they pleaded not guilty to armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and multiple firearm charges.

Boston Officer Shot, 2 Suspects Taken Into Custody

September 24, 2018
An officer with the Boston Police Department was shot on Sunday, but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

Massachusetts Man Advertised for Cop Killers on Craigslist, Police Say

September 21, 2018
"I want to see people killing cops and Uber drivers in and around Cambridge and Somerville and I'll buy you a drink," the advertisement said.

Former Massachusetts Officer Convicted of "Straw" Gun Purchases

September 18, 2018
A jury has convicted 38-year-old Adarbaad Karani—a former officer with the Boston (MA) Police Department—of using his professional credentials to illegally buy two handguns for civilian acquaintances.

Massachusetts Officer Worked while His Home Burned in Gas Fires

September 17, 2018
Even when he was told about the fire, Soto continued working with fellow police officers in the Andover Street area.

Massachusetts Officer Struck by Car in February Returns to Duty

September 11, 2018
Officer Luis Santos with the Auburn (MA) Police Department has returned to duty, according to a post on the Auburn Police Association Facebook page.

Massachusetts Officers Treated for Opioid Exposure After Responding to Fatal Overdose

September 2, 2018
Two Sterling, MA, Police officers and one Massachusetts State Police trooper were treated for opioid exposure after responding to a fatal overdose on Friday.

Gunman in Massachusetts Opens Fire on 2 Officers, Neither is Injured

August 28, 2018
The officers had been responding to a man-with-a-gun call and had just begun to approach a man fitting the description of the subject when the assailant opened fire.

Chiefs Blast Senator's Remark About 'Racist' Criminal Justice System

August 13, 2018
Last week while speaking before an audience at Dillard University — whose student body is predominantly African American — Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said that the American criminal justice system is "racist ... front to back." Warren's comments quickly drew the ire of law enforcement leaders across her state.

Video: Retiring Massachusetts Officer Surprised by Son on Final Radio Call

August 7, 2018
Officer Duane Ledoux — who served with the Southbridge Police Department for more than 30 years — became emotional when the final radio call announcing his retirement was delivered by his own son. Ledoux's son Nate had flown across the country to send his father off.

Boston Police Blocked from Helping Officer Being Assaulted by Teen

August 6, 2018
Officers attempting to come to the aid of an officer who was being kicked in the face by a juvenile at a community center were denied access to the ongoing assault by a front desk worker who feared being reprimanded by her boss.

Boston to Expand Body Camera Program for Police Officers, Mayor Says

August 3, 2018
More Boston police officers will wear body cameras after the city's mayor announced he is expanding the program following the release of a report that found a pilot program generated "meaningful benefits" between encounters of officers and residents.

Massachusetts Town's Entire Department Quits, Citing Safety Issues

July 31, 2018
Citing poor equipment and unsafe working conditions, Interim Police Chief Roberta Sarnacki and three other officers submitted their resignations in a letter to town officials on Monday.
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