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Traffic stop leads to fentanyl exposure scare for Mass. state trooper

PEMBROKE, Mass. — A Massachusetts State Police trooper was taken to the hospital Friday after thinking he may have been exposed to fentanyl after a traffic stop in Pembroke. The trooper took a woman into custody at 1 a.m. on Route 1. As they were en route to the barracks, the trooper radioed the barracks and said the woman made statements that led him to believe he was exposed to the drug. During booking at the barracks [...]

204 Members of MSP 84th Recruit Training Troop Begin 23 Weeks of Training at State Police Academy

At 6 a.m. today, 204 trainees reported to the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree for the 84th Recruit Training Troop (RTT). Over the next 23 weeks, the trainees will undergo a rigorous program to prepare them to become Massachusetts State Troopers. Trainees who complete the 84th RTT will graduate and take their oaths to serve on June 27. In between today and that day, trainees will undertake one of the most intensive regimens of any police academy, [...]

Launch of ‘Protect and Serve’ Specialty License Plates Raises State $1.5 Million for Families of First Responders

More than 400 people turned out for the official launch event of the new “Protect and Serve” specialty license plates and helped raise more than $1.5 million for the Benevolent Fund to help families of first responders killed or seriously injured in the line of duty. “Our men and women put their lives on the line every day and it’s important that we support their families and loved ones when tragedy strikes,” said SPAM President. “These specialty [...]

Press Event Announcing College Scholarship in memory of William P. Driscoll and Mary C. Driscoll

February 9, 2018 Today at 09:30 a.m., a press event will be held at Troop E Headquarters, 50 Massport Haul Road in South Boston, to announce the establishment of the Driscoll Family Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the children of William P. Driscoll, former Chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority.  The scholarship will provide recipients with an opportunity for an education at Saint Michael’s College, a private Catholic college located in Colchester, V.T. The scholarship will be [...]

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 help out families who are touched by unthinkable grief,” WCVB anchor Maria Stephanos says in the piece. The plates, now available for purchase [...]

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 stepped in and started helping – and the assistance has continued ever since. “The immediate short-term assistance is invaluable to young families that [...]

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