Times We Were Proud of Local Law Enforcement in 2016
The tragic loss of so many men and women in uniform is overwhelming. With tensions rising and the holidays fast approaching, let us remember the times we were proud to support local law enforcement.
Creed, off-duty Tuesday May 10th, was having dinner with his wife at Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant in the Silver City Galleria Mall when 28-year-old Arthur DaRosa entered the restaurant and began stabbing a waitress and several customers. He took DaRosa down with a single shot from his personal firearm.
"Trooper Bonin had no idea someone was taking a picture of him while he was sitting, sharing a lunch and a conversation with a panhandler on Davol Street in Fall River."
Jonathan O'Loughlin and Kurt Bourdon, both of the Bourne State Police Barracks, went above and beyond the call of duty when they assisted an elderly couple searching for their lost diamond ring with metal detectors along Route 495. After an hour's search, they were successful in finding the sentimental artifact.
The department is participating in Shop with a Cop, a program that matches police officers with disadvantaged children in the community, to take nearly 60 New Bedford children to Target in North Dartmouth to purchase gifts for their siblings as well as themselves.
Not only did they fill one school bus with toys, they filled TWO! Thanks to working with Jen Cabral, Dartmouth's youth advocate, all the toys were donated to "Dartmouth families that would benefit from the drive."