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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.

MA State Trooper Dies While Training Off-Duty

March 23, 2017
A Massachusetts State Trooper died after suffering a medical emergency while performing physical training Wednesday, authorities said.

Boston Officer Injured by Falling Scaffolding

March 2, 2017
A Boston police officer was taken to a hospital after he was struck by a falling piece of scaffolding Wednesday afternoon.

MA Agency Ends "High Five Friday" Program with Local Kids After Some in Public Raise Concerns

February 22, 2017
Northampton (MA) police officers are ending a program they "really enjoyed" after hearing concerns that it may have made certain children feel uncomfortable.

Boston Officers' Personal Vehicles Tampered With

February 6, 2017
The Boston Police Department issued an alert to officers this week after discovering that the personal vehicles of four officers had been tampered with, according to a police spokesman.

Boston Police Cancel Plan for Social Media Monitoring Software

January 17, 2017
Boston police have scrapped their plan to spend up to $1.4 million on software to monitor social media postings for criminal activity and threats to public safety,

Video: Civilians Come to Aid of Boston Officer in Gun Grab Attack

December 9, 2016
Witnesses say a 45-year-old man was drinking from an open container and had urinated in front of several families at The Skating Club of Boston on Soldiers Field Road Tuesday night before he got into a gun grab fight with an officer.

Civilians Come to Aid of Boston Officer in Gun Grab Attack

December 9, 2016
Witnesses say a 45-year-old man was drinking from an open container and had urinated in front of several families at The Skating Club of Boston on Soldiers Field Road Tuesday night before he got into a gun grab fight with an officer. More Here.

Video: 4 Boston Officers Struck, Dragged by Car

November 23, 2016
Four Boston police officers were struck and dragged by a car while addressing a call outside a bar in Dorchester Tuesday night, according to the Boston Police Department.

MA Officer Struck and Dragged by Van

November 7, 2016
A Billerica, MA, man wanted for allegedly striking and dragging an officer with a minivan Friday turned himself in to police without further incident on Saturday afternoon.
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