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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.

Video: MA Lieutenant Teaches Fellow Officers About Autism

November 4, 2016
A Massachusetts police lieutenant is on a mission to train fellow officers how to interact with those on the Autism spectrum, like his son.

MA Lieutenant Teaches Fellow Officers About Autism

November 4, 2016
A Massachusetts police lieutenant is on a mission to train fellow officers how to interact with those on the Autism spectrum, like his son. More Here.

MA Agency Encrypts Radio Transmission to Prevent Criminals from Listening In

November 3, 2016
Beginning Thursday, the Springfield (MA) Police Department will encrypt its police radio transmissions, with the scrambling of messages on private scanners intended to protect officer safety, according to a department spokesman.

Boston Commissioner Backs Officers After Fatal OIS of Mentally Ill Man

November 1, 2016
Police Commissioner William B. Evans says two officers had “no choice” but to shoot a mentally ill man who he said was waving a steak knife in his family’s South End brownstone early Sunday morning -- an account vehemently disputed by the man's mother.

MA State Troopers Honored for Deadly 2015 Gunfight with Cop Killer

October 25, 2016
The team of troopers who killed a man after he shot and killed an Auburn, MA, police officer earlier this year were honored by the Massachusetts State Police Monday. More Here.
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