Benevolent Fund

Sergeant Doug Weddleton 10-year memorial service at State Police Foxboro

On June 16, 2010, Sergeant Doug Weddleton was killed in the line of duty.  Sgt. Weddleton was working a construction detail on Rt. 95 in Mansfield when he encountered a vehicle that had blocked the ramp.  While speaking with the operator of this vehicle a second vehicle struck the first vehicle, which ultimately caused [...]

2020-06-19T15:01:20+00:00

SPAM Supports Mothers of the Commonwealth with gift cards

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community based organizations that usually serve vulnerable populations on site are working overtime to reach out to their clients and make sure they have the things they need during these trying times. This work is especially challenging for smaller nonprofits in the Commonwealth. When SPAM found out that one [...]

2020-05-20T22:59:19+00:00

Widow Maryellen Barry Tells WCVB How the SPAM Benevolent Fund was There for Her and 7 Kids

Maryellen Barry and SPAM President sat down with Channel 5’s Nichole Berlie this week to talk about the new “Protect and Serve” Special Plate and how important they are to supporting the ongoing efforts of the SPAM Benevolent Fund. “The plates are a way to say ‘thank you’ to those who protect and serve and [...]

2019-03-14T12:08:45+00:00

For Widow, Troopers Have Become “Extended Family”; Assistance Has Been Crucial

Maryellen Barry and her seven children had their world destroyed when her husband, Trooper Paul Barry, died on the job in 2006. In addition to their unthinkable grief, Maryellen and the kids faced an uncertain future without the family patriarch. But before they could even start to worry, the State Police Association of Massachusetts [...]

2019-03-14T12:31:14+00:00

Honor the Sacrifice with ‘Protect & Serve’ Special Plates – Now Available

First responders are on the front lines every day and when tragedy strikes, the resources to help their families are often strained or non-existent. That’s where the State Police Association of Massachusetts Benevolent Fund comes in. And now there’s a new way you can help support the wives, husbands, children and other loved ones [...]

2019-03-14T12:14:59+00:00
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