Sheriff Clarke Receives Award from Massachusetts Police Association
Sheriff David Clarke was presented with the Massachusetts Police Association Chief Paul Doherty Award at MPA’s annual convention on Thursday, October 27. This award is given to an individual who, through their hard work, dedication, and outstanding achievement, advances the law enforcement profession for all law enforcement officers across the nation.
Sheriff Clarke said, “It is truly an honor to receive this award from the Massachusetts Police Association. As I have with other designations, I accept this on behalf of every man and woman who wears the law enforcement uniform of their community. They are on the front lines in harm’s way, serving and protecting their community with honor, courage, integrity, commitment and sacrifice.
This includes Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. of the Auburn Police Department, who gave the ultimate sacrifice when he was gunned down by a career criminal, and the most recent Boston police officers who were recently released from the hospital after being shot multiple times in the line of duty - Officer Matthew Morris and Officer Richard Cintolo. These are the true heroes.”
This is the 7th award the sheriff has received this year. 2016 awards include: Law Enforcement Leader of the Year from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association; New Jersey Blue NOW Magazine for Sheriff Clarke’s “leadership and support to our nation’s law enforcement community;” Sheriff Buford Pusser National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year; New York Oath Keepers Leadership Award; the George Washington Second Amendment Gun Rights Award, and New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Person of the Year.