Tazer and Officer Flaherty were able to spend some time at a community event in East Bridgewater yesterday. Everyone was able to meet our K9 team, check out the cruiser, and the equipment we utilize every day. Thank you to everyone who met with us! ... See MoreSee Less
Dirt bike accident requires assistance from Medflight:
About 12:15pm, WBPD received multiple 911 calls for a dirt bike accident in the dirt pits behind the Mobil Gas station. The operator of the dirt bike, a 31 year old resident of Medford, lost control of his bike after hitting a jump at a high rate of speed and landed on his head. He was knocked unconscious as a result. He was transported to Brigham and Womens in Boston via Medflight with non life threatening injuries. ... See MoreSee Less
BACKGROUND: I graduated from Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, majoring in Diesel Repair. I then joined the United States Marine Corps and served as an F/A-18 Fighter mechanic for 4 years. During this time, I served in both Desert Storm and Desert Shield. After leaving active service, I served with the 1stBattalion 25th Marine Reserve Unit (“New England’s Own”) for approximately 9 years. In 2006 I joined the US Army Reserve and am currently serving as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Instructor.
In 1998, I was hired as a Special Police Officer (part-time) for the Town of Abington. Realizing that I really enjoyed being a Police Officer and serving the community, I pursued a full-time position. In 2000, I was hired as a full-time Police Officer with the Town of Abington. During my tenure with the Abington Police Department, I performed the duties of Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officer, Warrant Apprehension Team member, Field Training Officer, Detective, and Acting Sergeant.
In 2014, I had the privilege of becoming a member of the West Bridgewater Police Department.
HOBBIES: I enjoy golf and auto mechanics. I also cherish the time I get to spend with my wife and kids.
HARDEST PART OF YOUR JOB: Having to see people at the lowest points in their lives. Watching the Law Enforcement Community being scrutinized after having to make a split second decision. Trying to balance the great opportunity of being a police officer and spending time with my family.
BEST PART OF YOUR JOB: The challenge of dealing with people at the lowest point in their lives and hoping (most of the time not knowing) that I have made a difference. Meeting so many people from all walks of life and being a part of a profession with people that genuinely care about their community and are true professionals.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER: Having been a Marine, I found the quasi military work very attractive. While working as a part-time Police Officer, I worked with many truly good, caring, honest professionals and was drawn to the profession.
I am grateful to have been given the honor of serving this great community. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less