jake

Vallejo, CA

#207 Mar 29, 2011
Brooke Munday wrote:
I think the hoff is the best there is. He brings me lollipops and candy.
r u from nh?
Steve

Lowell, MA

#208 Jun 1, 2011
The biggest joke, that is still carrying a badge of the Lowell (Mass.) Police Dept. is Mike Miles. He is one of the housing police officers, also a social worker and drug/alcohol councilor. But unless you have something to offer him, don't ask him for his assistance. I considered him a friend, did lots for him, and when I needed his help he turned his back. One of his own warned me on how he is, unfortunately I didn't listed to him. What goes around, comes around, time will show to everyone what a joke you are.
Voice_Of_Reason

Acton, MA

#209 Jul 14, 2011
quasi nation wrote:
The old timers will be missed and here is my list:
David Shaughnessy
Tussy Russell
Herkie Santos
Arthur Diette
Tiny Mulligan
Dennis Newell
Jack Newell
Billy Shea
Frankie Waterman
Billy Keefe
Chauncey Normandin
Eddie Davis Now Boston Police Chief
Bobby Davidson
Bobby Roper
Captain Chauncey Normandin (Retired) understands the importance of the oath he took as a police officer to uphold the Constitution of the United States. He is on the Board Of Directors of Oath Keepers, an organization of primarily police and military people who believe in the principles upon which this nation was founded, and therefore they will not obey orders to disarm the American people, conduct warrantless searches, etc. Chauncey Normandin is a great American.

It’s obvious from the gun laws in Boston that Ed Davis does not believe in the Constitution, and he has broken the oath he took to uphold it, so I do not see him in the same favorable light.
Voice_Of_Reason

Acton, MA

#210 Jul 14, 2011
Murph-Wolfeboro NH wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me try and 'splain it to you, Magnum. The Chief doesn't make the laws, he enforces them. The main reason it's not wise to have every "lawful citizen" packing, is that the cops need to know which gun toter to shoot. OK, that was a little gallows humor. But let me ask you, should a Police Officer, responding to a call, take a person's word for it if they're flashing a weapon and they yell out: "i'm a lawful citizen, officer, not a criminal? I mean you no harm." Oh, alright, buddy. You betcha!
When I walked a beat I trusted no-one with a gun. I had a few encounters in the night with persons that displayed a gun, and they were quickly on their faces and disarmed. Most were licensed, and their weapons eventually restored to them. But I have to tell you, it was hairy, for all involved, in the early moments of those encounters. Too much can go wrong, and things can turn deadly very quickly.
Think this through, Magnum, and put yourself in the place of the men and women who are sworn to protect you. And, trust me, Cops still get out of their cruisers and walk the streets. Just because you don't see them do it, doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Be well, and keep your hands away from your person, where I can see them.
Your response is both ignorant and arrogant.

In MA, the chief of police does make the laws for “his” city relative to who gets a license to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense, so you’re just plain wrong about that. He can either recognize that humans have a natural right to defend themselves from bad guys who may be younger/stronger and that a firearm is the only equalizer that will effectively allow that, or he can have an arrogant, un-American attitude like yours and believe that only the police should carry guns and that the law-abiding citizens of the city should be defenseless. Of course, criminals will always have guns.

The chiefs of police in about 300 MA cities issue unrestricted licenses to carry firearms to everyone who qualifies. Lowell is one of only about 50 backwards MA cities who do not, and I believe that criminals go to Lowell to find victims because they know that very few citizens there will be able to protect themselves. Lowell was recently awarded the title of 18th Most Dangerous City in America, so it seems obvious that something different needs to be done.

You’re also making too big a deal of the dangers of police encountering citizens lawfully carrying concealed weapons. Police officers have a difficult job to do, and many of them are great men and great women, but the fact is that they are rarely in a position to actually protect anybody because criminals are quite good at attacking their victims when the police are not around.

In a self-defense situation when every second counts, the police are at least several minutes away, and in most parts of this country it’s very likely that the holder of the firearm license is the person who called them. The incident is over by then, and the gun is already back in the holster and out of sight by the time anyone responds to the call, so there is generally no dangerous encounter with a lawful citizen “flashing a weapon” as you stated.

American citizens use guns every day to protect themselves (many times without even firing a shot), and do you know what? The police officers in about 45 states are actually happy that the good guy had a gun and is still alive as a result. The good cops in MA think that way too. If you’ll do a little research instead of assuming that police officers are automatically better with guns or more justified in carrying them than everyone else, then you’ll find that our wise Founding Fathers actually got it right when they recognized in the Constitution the natural right to self-defense that every human being inherently possesses.
Danielle

Lowell, MA

#212 Nov 8, 2011
Ray costello was a wonderful man..may he rest in peace
goozar

Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico

#213 Aug 4, 2012
Don't forget Officer pedro Cortes- the first original and Spanish speaking police officer in the Lowell force.
He was partners with Joe Shaw, Vinnie Murphy, Dave Muldoon, Butch Paquette, Tony Silva, Ed Davis, Eddie Murphy, Sir Arthur Diette, Ray Costello, Dick Mercier and Leo Marquis among many others. He was well like by the Lowell community particularly the Latin community. He kick my behind once and gave me a good lasting advise. He was a great counselor.
I don't know where he may be now, but he is well remembered.
aoife

Ireland

#215 Aug 13, 2012
dave shaunessey
mike miles
I am happy for you DIXON

Rocky Mount, NC

#216 Sep 24, 2012
No one deserves to be disrespected the way that these "so called" men had done unto you...I am sorry that you had to go through what you had to go through, however God chose the right person for them to pick on. There are many women that would have really made their day, night, and possibly year. They should be thanking God everyday for you being a wise woman because some of us would not have been so
calm and polite.
forever in our hearts

Lowell, MA

#217 Oct 20, 2012
David Seamans, Lowell First K-9
Donald Brill, Lowell First Mounted Unit
SGT. John Sullivan
LT. Steven Smith

These men were Lowell's Top Cops.
Tewksbury

Tewksbury, MA

#218 Oct 20, 2012
forever in our hearts wrote:
David Seamans, Lowell First K-9
Donald Brill, Lowell First Mounted Unit
SGT. John Sullivan
LT. Steven Smith
These men were Lowell's Top Cops.
Bill McKenney too -- great kind man!
Kelly

Dracut, MA

#219 Nov 10, 2012
Steve wrote:
The biggest joke, that is still carrying a badge of the Lowell (Mass.) Police Dept. is Mike Miles. He is one of the housing police officers, also a social worker and drug/alcohol councilor. But unless you have something to offer him, don't ask him for his assistance. I considered him a friend, did lots for him, and when I needed his help he turned his back. One of his own warned me on how he is, unfortunately I didn't listed to him. What goes around, comes around, time will show to everyone what a joke you are.
You are out of line. I totally disagree with you. Mike Miles has helped far more people than you can count. There must have been some disconnect with your request as he would never turn his back on someone in need. I know first hand.
Kelly

Dracut, MA

#220 Nov 10, 2012
You are out of line. I totally disagree with you. Mike Miles has helped far more people than you can count. There must have been some disconnect with your request as he would never turn his back on someone in need. I know first hand
Paul

Boston, MA

#221 Nov 26, 2012
RIP Tussy...class act
Ed Irwin

Boston, MA

#222 Nov 26, 2012
One of the GREAT Lowell Police Officers Tussy Russell passed away today,He Was A Great American,A Great Police Officer,A Great Friend
Rest In Peace My Great Friend
(2150 over)
concerned citizen

Lakeside, CA

#223 Dec 30, 2012
I met him, and he is still out there abusing the system. Be cautious and don't turn your back on him. He is a danger to society. It's scary that he has a family now.
Haverhill

Haverhill, MA

#225 Jul 1, 2013
Bill McKenney was a great person,kind and fair. May he rest in peace. He is greatly missed.
Ray Burke Fan Club

New York, NY

#226 Sep 21, 2013
Old time copper wrote:
Ray Richardson
Bob Liston
Frank Sexton
Dick Cullen
Tom Farley
John Sullivan
Gerry St. Peter
Jimmy Donahue
JJ Mc Mahon
Capt. Davey
Capt. J Flaherty
John Newell
Joe Burke
Ray Burke
Jack Dempsey
Tom Lafferty
Now those guys were COPS
Hey Old Time Copper, I'm Ray Burke's granddaughter, Allyson. I just found this blog last night. It's nice to see that 31 years after my grandfather's death, he's still getting recognized for being a great cop.
Ray Burke's wife, Ann Burke, died this week. Some elderly cousins got lost on the way to the funeral, so they stopped a Lowell cop to ask for directions. When they said they were going to Ray Burke's wife's funeral...the cops called it in and gave them a police escort. Maybe they do that for everyone, but it sure meant a lot to my family.
I was young when he died, but Ray Burke and his friend Bob Liston were the best Lowell cops I ever knew.:)
Bill Furey lll

Hyannis, MA

#227 Nov 30, 2013
whr2 wrote:
Does anyone remember a Bill Fury on the Lowell PD back in the 50's?
Yes my Grand Father spelled Furey.His brother owned Fureys Cafe.and I was told he would always give out free turkey dinners to the less fortunate on the major holidays.I never met him he died befor I was born
lyons

Methuen, MA

#228 Dec 22, 2013
FYI wrote:
<quoted text>
His record speaks for itself, 3 counts of child rape.
He is unlikely to harm anyone again .what happened to him was not entirely his fault.the girls used fake ids.
He is a highly decorated usmc sgt fought hard in iraq for his country. Force recon
Jack Slast

Wallingford, CT

#229 Mar 12, 2014
Did anybody mention Larry Hickman, Brian Jason or Rufus Simmons? Three great guys.

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