Like all police officers, I have vivid, enduring memories of cases that I worked. People are always saying, “You should write a book about your career.” For years, I balked at the thought, but I have come to realize that in those stories are important life lessons that need sharing. Tales about the extraordinary things that ordinary people achieved when faced with the challenge “to do the right thing.” The stories don’t dwell on or focus on the shock and awe. They highlight the good in people and the often-excruciating decisions they made to stand up for what is right and to do their part to right a wrong.
In the early morning hours of Friday, March 4th Colonel Chris Mason distributed a Department-wide message with devastating news that shocked and saddened all members of the Massachusetts State Police family: “It is with deep regret that the Department notifies you on...
In a Department where seniority is given great deference in assignments, Joe Moynihan was distinctly out of the ordinary. He could hardly be considered a seasoned veteran but with only 8 years on the Department, he had patrolled out of the Monson Barracks, conducted...
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