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Killing of Massachusetts Officer Renews Calls for State Death Penalty

April 19, 2018
The killing of a Massachusetts police officer has some Republicans calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for the murder of law enforcement officers in the state.

Video: Thousands Mourn Slain Massachusetts Officer

April 18, 2018
Members of the community, wearing blue, lined Route 28 Tuesday afternoon as police escorted Officer Gannon from the funeral home in Hyannis to the Yarmouth church. Thousands of officers from around the country were there for a walk-by and a moment of silence.

Thousands Mourn Slain Massachusetts Officer

April 18, 2018
Members of the community, wearing blue, lined Route 28 Tuesday afternoon as police escorted Yarmouth, MA, K-9 handler Officer Sean Gannon from the funeral home in Hyannis to the Yarmouth church. Thousands of officers from around the country were there for a walk-by and a moment of silence. More Here.

Massachusetts' Top Court Strikes Down Ban on Civilians Owning Stun Guns

April 18, 2018
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in the case of a man who was criminally charged for possessing a stun gun, holding that such weapons constitute “arms” as protected by the Constitution.

Thousands Sign Petition for Tougher Bail After Massachusetts Officer's Murder

April 17, 2018
The Yarmouth Police Department created and shared the petitions saying judges need to be held accountable for releasing violent offenders while they are awaiting their court dates.

Video: Slain Massachusetts Officer's Wounded K-9 on the Mend

April 16, 2018
Nero, the police K-9 wounded in a shooting that left his handler Officer Sean Gannon dead, is back on his feet and improving after surgery.

Slain Massachusetts Officer's Wounded K-9 on the Mend

April 16, 2018
Nero, the police K-9 wounded in a shooting that left his handler Officer Sean Gannon dead, is back on his feet and improving after surgery. More Here.

Accused Killer of Massachusetts Officer Had 114 Prior Offenses

April 13, 2018
Yarmouth police Officer Sean Gannon was serving a warrant to Thomas Latanowich at a home in the Marstons Mills village in Barnstable when he was shot in the head and was killed, according to police.

Massachusetts Officer Shot in Head Serving Warrant Has Died

April 12, 2018
Officer Sean Gannon was shot and killed Thursday while serving a warrant.

Video: Massachusetts Officer Shot in Head Serving Search Warrant

April 12, 2018
A Yarmouth, MA, police officer suffered serious injuries after being shot while serving a search warrant at a Barnstable home.

Massachusetts Officer Shot in Head Serving Search Warrant

April 12, 2018
A Yarmouth, MA, K-9 handler suffered serious injuries after being shot in the head while serving a search warrant at a Barnstable home. More Here.

Thomson Reuters Recognizes Springfield Police Department with Everyday Heroes Award

April 11, 2018
As the recipient of the award, the Springfield PD received a $10,000 charitable donation made by Thomson Reuters on its behalf to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The award and check presentation to department and NCMEC, respectively, occurred at a ceremony in Springfield last week.

Jury Awards Massachusetts Officer Over $2 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

March 28, 2018
A Suffolk County, MA, jury has awarded more than $2 million to a veteran female police officer in Winthrop, finding that the town sexually discriminated and retaliated against her, according to court records.

Massachusetts Chiefs Oppose Legislation That Would Limit Social Media Checks of Recruits

March 22, 2018
The law would prohibit department heads from scouring personal social media accounts. The group wants to be able to dig through social media profiles to help screen candidates and protect the public from those who could “tarnish the badge.”

Massachusetts Trooper Injured in Crash Involving Tractor-Trailer

March 15, 2018
A Massachusetts State Police trooper was injured in a multi-car crash on Tuesday as a snowstorm barreled across the state.

Son of Fallen MA Trooper Joins 2 Brothers on Force

January 29, 2018
“I thought about him through the 116 days of training. That’s kind of what pushed me to get to this point. I know he’d be proud of me to be here,” said Weddleton, whose older brothers Mark and Stephen are also troopers.

Boston Test of Body Camera Shows Fewer Citizen Complaints and Reduced Use of Force

January 11, 2018
“In general, these analyses suggested that the placement of (body-worn cameras) on BPD officers seemed to reduce the incidence of citizen complaints,” the report, released Wednesday, states.

Man Threatens to Kill, Eat MA Officer's Family

January 2, 2018
Liimatainen reportedly told Cooley he was going to find the officer’s address and tie him up before killing and eating his entire family while the officer watched.

Video: Woman Caught Shoplifting in Front of Officers at Charity Event

December 22, 2017
A woman accused of shoplifting from a store did not seem to be fazed by the heavy police presence already there Tuesday night for a "Shop with a Cop" charity event with local kids.

Woman Caught Shoplifting in Front of Officers at Charity Event

December 22, 2017
A woman accused of shoplifting from a Framingham, MA, Target store did not seem to be fazed by the heavy police presence already there Tuesday night for a "Shop with a Cop" charity event with local kids. More Here.
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