United We Rise–COVID-19 Response Day

The State Police Association of Massachusetts is partnering with other community groups and organizations in Boston to commemorate Black History Month through a day of community service. MA State Police organizations One Blue and the Massachusetts Minority State Police Officers Association, Inc are also collaborating with SPAM to support this engagement. The spread of [...]

2021-02-23T17:12:27+00:00

Spam Benevolent Fund Provides Financial Assistance to NH Trooper Merrill

On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020, Trooper Matthew Merrill of the NH State Police – Troop F was shot and wounded in the line of duty. Remarkably, Trooper Merrill survived the critical incident. The event however, left him with serious injuries and a long road to recovery. The State Police Association of Massachusetts created a [...]

2020-12-29T14:09:00+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

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