Monday, October 28, 2013

Honoring Some Special People

On Saturday, October 19th, I was able to attend the 45th Annual Massachusetts Italian American Police Officers Association Awards Banquet.  It was a night that featured the retelling of heroic stories, the honoring of loved ones fallen in the line of duty, and the presenting of awards and medals to those officers most deserving.

Fallen MIT Police Officer Sean A. Collier was among those who were honored posthumously during Saturday’s event.  Patrolman Collier died from a gunshot wound during the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects six months ago.

Because of the bravery of Patrolman Collier, and of those who serve while putting their lives at risk, we are a better and safer Commonwealth.  Thank you to all of our officers for the service they provide us every day.

Posted above is a photo of myself and MIT Chief of Police John DiFava.  Posted below are two more photos of Saturday’s dinner.  To learn more about the Massachusetts Italian American Police Officers Association please click here.