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					                                                                                      New England C.O.P.S.
        The     Loyal                                                                          Winter 2010

            LEDGER      Supporting the survivors of New England

                              PRESIDENTS MESSAGE
                      Happy New Year!

                          As we embark on a new decade MA C.O.P.S. will be making several changes. Our Sister
                          Chapter in Maine has decided they can no longer meet the financial and time-consuming
                          burdens necessary to run a full chapter. At the MA C.O.P.S. November Board Meeting the
                          entire Board of Directors agreed that we would support the Maine Survivors as well as
                          Vermont Survivors who currently do not have their own Chapter. Subsequently the Entire
Pending National Approval
                          Board of Directors unanimously agreed that MA C.O.P.S. would now become the New
England Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.

Although we have a great many items to finalize the newly elected Board of Directors along with the expanded
Advisory Board are up for the challenge. With this new name will come, we hope, the recognition that
New England deserves. So many Law Enforcement Agencies in the New England area are still unaware of the
services provided by C.O.P.S. We are looking to change that and bring all six states together as a unified Chapter.

With growth comes additional work and the only way to make this Chapter a continued success is to ask for
help. We will be looking for strong individuals in each of the six states to support the Board of Directors as well
as the Advisory Board Members to ensure that our mission is achievable. We will also be looking for some
help in technical areas as well. Our web page is in need of someone who can maintain it properly and keep
it updated in a timely manor. Unfortunately, this would also be a volunteer position as the Chapter is not in a
position to pay for these services. Any an all suggestions are welcome.

Please note that this newsletter is printed only once a year all other notices and updates are sent via e-mail.
If you would like to continue receiving a physical copy, please contact our Secretary, Mary Powell with your
updated mailing information at mary.e.powell@verizon.com.

It looks like this will be one of the Chapter’s most challenging years ever I am confident that with your help we
will succeed. Wishing you all a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year, I remain;

Very truly yours,

Heather Rossetti
                    PHONE LIST 2010
                                NEW HAMPSHIRE                       860-398-5390 X 303
                                603-434-9248                        413-335-0084
                                XMASLITES@MSN.COM                   TSEARS@CENTERPLAN.COM

                                ROBERT SHAW                         PEGGY WALUKEVICH
                                RHODE ISLAND                        978-372-0902
                                401-831-7584                        617-312-9459
                                401-458-9244                        WALUKEVICK@YAHOO.COM
                                RI.COPS@VERIZON.NET                 PWALUKEVICH@PARTNERS.ORG

HEATHER ROSSETTI                LEE TAGER                           TIM CASHMAN
PRESIDENT                       CONNECTICUT                         603-610-7587
617-861-1327                    860-651-9376                        207-502-0754
SUE FITZSIMMONS                                                     SONNY RAPOZA
VICE PRESIDENT                  ADVISORY BOARD                      781-812-0260
781-235-4896                                                        SONNYRAPOZA@COMCAST.NET
                                617-361-1326                        ADDITIONAL CONTACTS
MARY POWELL                     781-326-7800 X310
SECRETARY                       617-823-8825                        NATIONAL C.O.P.S.
617-364-9917                    781-326-2921 FAX                    800-784-2677
MARY.E.POWELL@VERIZON.COM                                           573-346-4911
                                DOUG MELLIS                         573-346-1414 FAX
COLLEEN MONTEIRO                MPA                                 COPS@NATIONALCOPS.ORG
TREASURER                       413-783-2958
401-463-7909                    413-525-5445                        PAUL ARMITAGE
401-444-7696                    413-525-5440                        NORTHEAST TRUSTEE
CMONTEIRO@LIFESPAN.ORG          DMELLIS@MASSPOLICE.COM              978-360-2328
                                DMELLIS@EASTLONGMEADOW.ORG          PFARMITAGE@COMCAST.NET
781-314-3153                    781-233-1376                        978-632-3518
781-983-9091                    617-240-3208                        HADEN DUGGAN - PAGER 978-245-1199
                                                                    617-723-2769 FAX
                                508-543-9769                        R. A. HALL & CO., CPA’S
MELISSA ABDALLAH                774-306-2458                        ACCOUNTANT
EASTERN, MA                     DMCCA47140@AOL.COM                  617-723-3333
617-923-3797                                                        617-723-2769 FAX
857-636-8685                    MARIO OLIVEIRA
MISFITMOM4@COMCAST.NET          617-799-9130                        WILLIAM BROWN
                                MOLIVEIRA@SOMERVILLE.POLICE.MA.US   ATTORNEY
DORIS BEAUREGARD-SHECRALLAH                                         781-337-3622
WESTERN, MA                     MIKE CABRAL                         781-331-9299
413-596-3024                    617-593-0539                        781-901-6301
413-794-8523                    MCABRAL@SOMERVILLE.POLICE.MA.US     781-331-9360 FAX
DORIS500@AOL.COM                                                    WKBROWN@WKBROWNLAW.COM
                     CONTRIBUTIONS JANUARY – DECEMBER 2009
A+ Auto Body                                                             Lancaster Police Department in Memory of Matt Bourque
Alex Lazerowich – Corporal Bruce McKay Memorial Tennis Tournament        LaQuinta Hotel
Attorney Steve Ballin                                                    Lorraine E. MacLeod – in Memory of Matt Bourque
Barry & Lana Green – in Memory of Matt Bourque                           Lowell Police Superior Officers Association
Baystate Medical – In Memory of Matt Bourque                             Marcello Trolio in Memory of Matt Bourque
BJ’s Wholesale – Medford                                                 Massachusetts Police Association
Boston Bruins                                                            Medfield Police Association
Boston Celtics                                                           Middleborough Police Superior Officers NEPBA local 96
Boston College                                                           Mr. & Mrs. Christian Spear
Boston Police Runners Club                                               Mr. Dominic Petrarco
Boston Red Sox                                                           Mr. Pat Varone
Braintree Superior Officers Association                                  Mystic Wellington Yacht Club
Brendan Donahue                                                          New Balance
Brian & Kara Bloom in Memory of Francis “Buzz” Pare                      New Hampshire Troopers Association
Budweiser Corporation                                                    Nissenbaum’s Auto Parts
Cambridge Police Department                                              Officer Christopher “Moose” Kelleher – Photographer
Chief Steven Mazzie – Everett Police Department                          Officer Harold L. Vitale Memorial Fund
Child Support Enforcement Division – Department of Revenue               Officer Jim Davis – Boston Police Department
Cranston, RI Police Department                                           Peter L. Rencsko
D.M. Auto Body                                                           Prospect Hill Plumbing & Heating
Danvers Police Department                                                Lt. Jim Johnson – Worcester Police Department
Defenders LEMC Motorcycle Club                                           Reading Police Patrolman’s Association
DeMoulas Market Basket                                                   Redbones
Douglas Police Department                                                Rowley Police Association
ELSAG North America                                                      Salvatore Conte
Essex County Chief’s of Police Association in Memory of Captain Cashin   Savoy Police Department
Falmouth Police Patrolman’s Federation                                   Shrewsbury Police Association IBPO Local 426
Franklin Police Association                                              Springfield Police Department
Groton Police Patrolman’s Association                                    Target
Groveland Police Department                                              Tauro Realty Trust
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care                                              The Family & Friends of Francis Pare
Hasbro, Inc.                                                             The Higgins Family
Holiday Inn – Somerville                                                 Timothy Sears
Home Depot                                                               Toys for Tots
I.U.P.A.T. District Council #35                                          Wal-Mart – Danvers, Massachusetts
Jeremiah Hurley Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament                            Waltham Police Relief Association
JMM &Associates, Inc.                                                    Wanda DeCross MacCurtain & Family
Joanne H. Shapiro                                                        Western MA Chiefs of Police Association
John’s Auto Sales                                                        Weymouth Police Association
Karen Simmons – In Memory of Matt Bourque
                                      IN MEMORIAM
Captain Richard J. (Rick) Cashin, Massachusetts State Police
End of Watch: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
                                    Captain Richard Cashin was killed in an on duty automobile accident
                                    on Route 1, in Saugus, at approximately 1:45 am. While searching for
                                    a reported erratic driver his patrol car left the roadway and struck a
                                    utility pole. Captain Cashin was assigned as the shift commander of
                                    Troop A and had served with the Massachusetts State Police for
                                    28 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. His uncle,
                                    Sergeant Arthur Cashin, was shot and killed in the line of duty on
July 20, 1980, while serving with the Chelsea Police Department.

Police Officer Michael Davey, Weymouth Police Department, Massachusetts
End of Watch: Monday, August 24, 2009
                                     Officer Michael Davey was struck and killed by a vehicle while direct-
                                     ing traffic at a utility work site at the intersection of West Street and
                                     Route 18. The driver of a pickup truck ran a stop sign, struck another
                                     vehicle, and then struck Officer Davey. He suffered fatal injuries when
                                     he was pinned between the vehicle and a utility truck. The elderly driv-
                                     er of the pickup truck was apprehended and charged. Officer Davey was
                                     an Iraq War veteran and had served with the Weymouth Police
                                     Department for five years. He is survived by his wife, three children,
parents, and two brothers. His father recently retired from the same agency.

Captain Kevin J. Bennett – Granby Police Department, Granby Connecticut
                                     Kevin Bennett – MA C.O.P.S. Connecticut Representative and very dear
                                     friend lost his battle with cancer on July 19, 2009. Kevin was an ardent
                                     supporter of MA C.O.P reaching out to all Connecticut Survivors and
                                     offering support when needed. His strength and compassion will truly
                                     be missed as will his genuine friendship. Kevin is survived by his wife
                                     Liz and four children.
Where is Doris Beauregard-Shecrallah now???? She has been very busy this Holiday Season. First she started with
the MPA Convention and represented MA C.O.P while selling merchandise to raise money to help support the
organization. Then she and her husband John along with their son Dan drove out to New York to meet the rest of
us at Pine Grove Dude Ranch. She was then spotted at UMASS Amherst along with Chief Doug Mellis to support
fellow Survivor Donna Lamonaco (New Jersey State Police Trooper Phil Lamonaco EOW December 21, 1981)
during the Raymond Luc Levasseur, a member of the United Freedom Federation Protest. Next she was seen at the
MA C.O.P Christmas Party greeting all of our guests and then she held a Project Blue Light Candle Ceremony at
the Springfield Police Department. When she finally arrived home she learned that her son Eric was engaged. Many
thanks to Doris for all that she does – she is truly inspiring. She also needs a well desrved break. (See Photos)

Congratulations to Detective Mario Oliveira of the Somerville Police Department for being named the Boston
Bruins Community Captain for his volunteer work to MA C.O.P.S. Thank you Mario.

Kasey McCarthy A/C of Sgt. Dan McCarthy of the Medfield Police Department EOW September 21, 2000 will
be graduating from Bridgewater State College on January 29, 2010 with her Bachelors in Criminal Justice with
a minor in Psychology.

Erin Fitzsimmons Crowley – A/C of Joseph Fitzsimmons, Wellesley Police Department EOW April 10, 1992 and
her husband Dan welcomed their second child on January 7, 2010. Daniel Edward Crowley, 8lb, 13 ounces and
21 inches and joins his big sister Olivia. This is the first grandson for Vice President Sue Fitzsimmons and we
are told that both mom and baby are both home relaxing.

Brendan Powell – Grandson of Jeremiah J. Hurley, Boston Bomb Squad EOW 10/28/91 graduated from
Marshfield High class of 2009 and is currently attending Mass Maritime Academy (class of 2013) presently
visiting Tortola, Curacao, and Miami on a 6 week “Semester at Sea” aboard the training ship.
                                 UPDATES (continued)
The weekend of June 26th – 28th had Chris and Jen Nolan hosting the First Annual Jeremiah Hurley Wiffle Ball
Tournament in Westfield, Massachusetts. Cynthia Hurley was on had to officially open the weekend and MA C.O.P.S.
Board member Doris Beauregard Shecrallah was there on Sunday to close out the festivities. Congratulations to the
Nolan’s and to everyone who helped make this event so successful. They were able to raise $3,500.00 for the MA
C.O.P.S. Kids Scholarship Program. The scholarships were presented to Ryan McCallister, Brittney Monteiro, Melanie
Fitzsimmons, Nichole Fitzsimmons, Laura Monteiro, (not pictured Nick Magan, and Brendan Powell) at this year’s
Christmas Party on December 6, 2009 at the Sheraton Ferncroft in Danvers, Massachusetts.

On January 9, 2010 members of the MA C.O.P.S. Board of Directors attended a fundraising Event in Honor of Officer
Davey in Dorchester where the Drop Kick Murphy’s made an appearance and a wonderful tribute to Officer Davey and
his family. Those present Dave Lucas, Judy Hitaffer, Kim McCarthy, Mary Powell, Heather Rosetti, Kasey McCarthy, and
Cynthia Hurley.

                                   UPCOMING EVENTS
March 20th      Luncheon to prepare families for Washington, Wellesley, MA
                11:00 – 1:00 those wishing to attend – please respond to Melissa Abdallah via
                E-mail: Misfitmom4@Comcast.net.
May 13-16       National Police Week – Washington, DC
June 25th       MA C.O.P.S. Kids – Golf Tournament (see flyer)
June 25-27      2nd Annual Jeremiah Hurley Jr. Wiffle Ball Tournament (see flyer)
August 7th      Beach Party/Picnic – Join us at Wells Beach in Maine for our annual Summer Outing -
                More details to follow.
September 24th Somerville Police Department Golf Tournament to benefit MA C.O.P.S. Kids. (see flyer).
October 22 -24 MA C.O.P.S. Fall Outing to Rinin’Hy Ranch located in the Adirondack State Park in New York
December 5th    Annual Christmas Party at the Sheraton Ferncroft in Danvers, MA from 12:00 – 4:00 PM. Details to follow.
        2nd Annual
   Jeremiah Hurley Jr.
 Wiffle Ball Tournament
     June 25-27, 2010

 For More details go to
                             GOLF TOURNAMENT
                    DATE:                 Friday June 25, 2010
                    TIME:                    7:00 Registration
                                          7:30 Board Golf Carts
                                            8:00 Shotgun Start

                    PLACE:                 Hillview Country Club
                                            149 North Street
                                           North Reading, MA

                                 ENTRY FORM
Name ____________________________________________________________

Address __________________________________________________________

      Golfer(s)              #_______ @ $135.00

      Dinner only            #_______ @ $ 50.00

                             Total   $ _____________

Names in my golfing group:   Golfer 1_____________________________

                             Golfer 2_____________________________

                             Golfer 3_____________________________

                             Golfer 4_____________________________

Names for dinner only: ________________________________________________

Sponsor Donation .......................................... $100.00

We would like to see every department that has lost an officer make a
donation in their memory. If you would like to add a picture or badge
number please supply art work to heather@statelinegraphics.com.

Department/Organization: __________________________________


Officer’s Name: __________________________________________

                           U Check Enclosed

                Mail Entry Fee by June 11TH
              Please make checks payable to MA C.O.P.S.
                 Heather Rossetti State-Line Graphics
                 6 Victoria Street Everett, MA 02149


 Please help MA C.O.P.S. in this fundraising event by
             donating a gift for the raffle.
                  Please call Heather Rossetti
                        at 617-861-1327
                       with your donation
Fundraiser for MA C.O.P.S. Kids with the New England Patriots and Members of Danvers Police Department.
Although this event was last winter – we only put out one printed newsletter a year – so we wanted to make
sure that everyone got to see their photos with some very wonderful hero’s – the Danvers Police Department.
Once again MA C.O.P.S. traveled to a Dude Ranch for our annual Fall Outing. This year we
went back to the Rocking Horse Dude Ranch in Highland, New York. Survivors from
Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island attended this year’s
event from October 23-25th. Although it rained all day on Saturday there were many activities
to keep everyone busy.

Proceeds from the MA C.O.P.S. Golf Tournament and the Somerville Police Department Golf
Tournament provided the funds necessary for 50 children to attend this event. In all, 90
survivors attend this incredible weekend.

This would not have been possible without Detective Mario Oliveira of the Somerville Police
Department. The golfers who played in both tournaments, the Police Departments and the local
Somerville Community who sponsored this event as well as the MA C.O.P.S. members who
donated their time, energy and raffle prizes.

Thank you for making this event possible your donation helps support our mission to improve
the lives of those families affected by a line of duty death. Thank you for believing in our
mission and supporting our programs. Your contribution has made a real and immediate
difference in the lives of many.

Very truly yours,

Heather E. Rossetti
Heather E. Rossetti
                                                                                                                  Waltham, MA 02454-1543
                                                                                                                  P.O. Box 541543
  BOSTON, MA                                                                                                      MA COPS
  PERMIT 55356

                                                      City of Somerville
                                                      Police Department
                                                      Golf Tournament
  Anthony Holloway                               Supporting MA C.O.P.S. Kids
   Chief of Police
  January 7, 2010

  To Whom It May Concern:

  The Somerville Police Department will be holding their 2nd annual golf tournament on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Hillview
  Country Club, 149 North Street, North Reading, MA, 978-664-1660.

  The purpose of the golf tournament is to allow law enforcement officers, friends, and citizens to interact in a relaxed fun environment.
  This year the Somerville Police will raise funds for MA C.O.P.S KIDS (Concerns of Police Survivors).

  MA C.O.P.S is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families of fallen law enforcement officers. MA C.O.P.S. is a 501(c)(3) not
  for profit organization, founded in 1995 and includes the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the states of Connecticut, New
  Hampshire and Rhode Island.

  Proceeds from this event will allow us to raise revenue for the MA C.O.P.S Kids annual fall outing (Dude Ranch). Allowing this event to
  happen will give families the opportunity to meet at a relaxed location and form the bonds necessary to help them cope and heal. The
  Dude Ranch excursion is most beneficial for the children, they finally open up and talk freely with the other children and learn, in their
  own way, how to move forward after such a tragedy.

  If you cannot play, raffle donations or silent auction items would be greatly appreciated. Should you have any questions or need
  additional information, please contact me at 617-799-9130 or via e-mail at moliveira@police.somerville.ma.us

  Very truly yours,

  Detective Mario Oliveira
  Somerville Police Department
  Advisory Board/Chairman Golf committee