Press Releases

Press Releases2020-05-08T20:59:12+00:00

Endorsement of State Representative Timothy R. Whelan

Dear Representative Whelan, The State Police Association of Massachusetts respectfully requests your acceptance of an endorsement for your re-election in the First Barnstable district of the Massachusetts House.  Your steadfast commitment to truth and justice represents the highest principles of an American government answerable to its citizens.  Now more than ever, the people of Massachusetts need your leadership. To those who have not had the pleasure of your company or counsel, please allow me some fair words.  [...]

Trooper Thomas Devlin

The State Police Association of Massachusetts is saddened to announce the line of duty death of one of our members. Trooper Thomas Devlin, a member of the 66th Recruit Training Troop (RTT), a 35 year veteran of the State Police, will be greatly missed. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Trooper Devlin served at the State Police Concord Barracks (A-3). Trooper Devlin succumbed to his injuries that were sustained in the line of duty while he [...]

Thanks to the courageous Senators

Early Tuesday morning, ten (10) State Senators stood bravely apart from the hurriedly formed, submitted and rushed-to-vote Senate bill S.2800. The votes cast do not detract or reject police reform, but rather focuses our attention on reforms that are sound, attainable, and well- reasoned. We wish to extend our thanks to Senators Collins, DiZoglio, Fattman, Gobi, Moore, O Connor, Rush, Tarr, Tran, and Velis for their commitment to drafting and passing meaningful and well-thought legislation. There has been [...]

President’s Message To The Membership RE: Senate S.2800 and Qualified Immunity

Dear Association members, It strikes me as fundamentally cruel that absolute or qualified immunity exists in the law for every single government official in Massachusetts, but now the Senate wants to carve out an exception that will overly expose police officers, who have one of the most dangerous jobs that calls for split-second decisions under extreme conditions. For legislative acts -- which are slow and deliberative -- all legislators have absolute immunity, which, just like it sounds, [...]

Connecticut State Police Union Offers $1,000 Reward

On Saturday, July 4, 2020, at approximately 0300 hours, in the Town of Danielson, Connecticut, unknown individual(s) forced entry into a locked State Police cruiser and stole several items, including, but not limited to; a semi-automatic Bushmaster XM 15 Rifle. As a result of this threat to the public's safety, the Connecticut State Police Union is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and/or return of the State Police property. The Connecticut State Police Union [...]

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 the death of Sgt. Weddleton.  Today, members of the State Police gathered at SP Foxboro to participate in a wreath laying ceremony remembering [...]

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