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Off-Duty MA Officer Killed After Hitting Tractor-Trailer

October 9, 2017
An off-duty Massachusetts police officer was killed after crashing into the back of a tractor-trailer in the breakdown lane of a highway.

DA Clears MA Troopers in Fatal Shooting of Cop Killer

September 28, 2017
Massachusetts State Police troopers who fatally shot Jorge Zambrano, the man who killed Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. in May 2016, used appropriate deadly force, the Worcester County District Attorney's Office said.

Boston PD Buys Drones, to Consult Community Before Deployment

September 26, 2017
Boston police said they have purchased drones with the intent of using them to capture a bird's-eye view of crime scenes, but none has yet been deployed.

Video: Boston Police Avoid Damage and Injuries During Rallies and Protests

August 21, 2017
Many were concerned that the protests in Boston denouncing racism and bigotry would turn into riots, causing property damage and producing casualties. But after the marches concluded — more than 40,000 attended — those concerns seemed outsized.

Boston Police Avoid Damage and Injuries During Rallies and Protests

August 21, 2017
Many were concerned that the protests in Boston denouncing racism and bigotry would turn into riots, causing property damage and producing casualties. But after the marches concluded — more than 40,000 attended — those concerns seemed outsized. More Here.

MA Man Wearing Only Underwear Steals Patrol Car, Police Say

August 7, 2017
A man wearing only underwear stole a police cruiser near Cooley Dickinson Hospital on Sunday morning and led officers on a low-speed pursuit through Northampton, MA.

MA Gun Club Purchases $15,000 of Body Armor for Local Police

August 1, 2017
Weston Shooters Club of Weston, MA, announced that it has donated $15,000 to purchase body armor for the Framingham (MA) Police Department.

MA Officer Drives Ambulance While EMTs Stabilize Stabbing Victim

July 19, 2017
The teen stabbing victim's injuries were so severe that an officer was tasked with driving the ambulance while EMTs kept him in stable condition on the way to the hospital, police said.

MA Officer Stabbed by 11-Year-Old Boy, Police Say

July 11, 2017
The officer suffered two stab wounds on his arm. He was treated at a local hospital and released.

Off-Duty MA Detective Killed in Skydiving Accident

June 12, 2017
A detective lieutenant of the Leyden (MA) Police Department, who lived in Springfield, was killed Sunday morning in a parachuting accident at Ellington Airport in Connecticut.

Lead Singer of Rock Band Tool Praised Law Enforcement at Memorial Day Concert

June 1, 2017
The rock band Tool closed out the three-day Boston Calling music festival just before 11:00 PM on Sunday night and the lead singer praised law enforcement and the military for protecting the freedom that allows musicians and other artists to express themselves.

K-9 Named for Patriots' Rob Gronkowski Joins MA Department

May 23, 2017
A K-9 named for New England Patriots' tight end Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski has become the latest recruit at the Athol (MA) Police Department.

Suspect Steals Patrol Vehicle, Leads MA Officers on Pursuit, Police Say

May 11, 2017
Hanson, MA, police said that a man who led them on a chase overnight was able to get into an officer's cruiser and prolong his crime spree.

MA Officer Shot in Face, Expected to Make Full Recovery

May 8, 2017
A Braintree, MA, Police Department officer who was shot in the face at a motel Friday night during a standoff was released from the hospital Sunday.

Fallen Officer’s Family Expresses Thanks to Tom Brady, Patriots Team for Helping Them

April 21, 2017
New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady and his teammates rallied last year to help the family of a slain Massachusetts police officer pull itself back together.

MA Police Department Receives Protective Equipment from the Spirit of Blue Foundation

April 17, 2017
The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Leicester (MA) Police Department (LPD) for the purchase of personal protective equipment. LPD received five sets of Damascus FlexForce riot control suits, Damascus Vector gloves, and clear impact-resistant riot control shields, valued at $5,691.25.

MA Governor Back Bill to Increase Penalties for Attacks on Officers

April 5, 2017
The bill, which was set to be filed Wednesday, is similar to legislation Baker introduced after the murder of Officer Ronald Tarentino last spring in Auburn. That bill never made it to a vote in the state legislature.

Boston Mayor Opposes Military Gear for Officers

April 3, 2017
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh voiced concern last week about issuing military-grade equipment to police, even as he backed war-inspired training for Boston officers.

Death Benefit for Families of MA First Responders Doubled

March 30, 2017
Surrounded by public safety officials, Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed a law doubling the death benefit for families of Massachusetts first responders killed in the line of duty.

MA Sheriff Faults Lawmaker Over Online Message of Possible Raid

March 29, 2017
A Massachusetts sheriff who recommended that mayors of so-called sanctuary cities be arrested is also criticizing a state lawmaker who posted a warning about an unverified immigration raid.
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