Tuesday, November 27, 2012
"There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said one of the 25 troopers that helped out after Sandy devastated nearby states.
Before Hurricane Sandy's full scope of devastation in New York and New Jersey was even known, 25 men and women from the Massachusetts State Police were on their way to assist those who had been displaced from their homes. "When I reached out to ask if the state police would be willing to field a group of 25 people, I already knew the answer," said Kurt Schwartz, Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Director of MEMA, in a news conference in Framingham Monday afternoon. "The answer was a resounding yes." One of the troopers was Brian Dunn, who works out of the South Boston barracks. "There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said the 28-year veteran of the force. "We were there when they came home for the first time. …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain the C.A.R.E program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," said Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben. "We just want to make sure they are being safe and responsible…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The single-car crash happened Wednesday at 4 a.m. on Treble Cove Road in Billerica.
Updated: 11:25 a.m. The Middlesex Sheriff's Department released the following statement identifying Edward “Teddy” Dillon III of Lowell, as the corrections officer that was killed Wednesday: "The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of Correction Officer Edward “Teddy” Dillon III, 27 of Lowell, who was a respected member of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office since 2008. Teddyworked the 12 a.m.–8 a.m. shift at the Middlesex House of Correction in Billerica and his job included conducting routine perimeter checks of the facility and nearby Middlesex Sheriff’s Office property. Sheriff Koutoujian issued the following statement: “My thoughts and prayers, as well as those of the entire Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, go out to Officer …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Drive safely in hazardous conditions.
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by the Massachusetts State Police. With potentially heavy rains expected tonight and tomorrow morning, the Massachusetts State Police remind motorists of the following basic safe driving tips.