MSP Recruit Troop Raises More than $10K for Cops For Kids With Cancer

Trainees of the Massachusetts State Police 83rd Recruit Training Troop, who will graduate from the State Police Academy next week and become MSP Troopers, have raised $10,355 for Cops For Kids With Cancer. The class made a ceremonial check presentation this morning. Accepting the check on behalf of Cops for Kids With Cancer, which provides financial support to families of children receiving cancer treatment, were Canton Police Deputy Chief Helena Rafferty, the organization’s president, and State Police Detective Lieutenant William Coulter, chairman of the group’s Board of Directors. Fundraising for the Cops for Kids charity is not the only act of service the trainees have performed during the six months they have spent in New Braintree preparing to become MSP Troopers. They fanned out across the state on the day before Thanksgiving to perform a wide range of community service duties, and also collected donations for the Toys for Tots Program in December. Joining the Recruit Training Troop for this morning’s check presentation were Colonel Kerry Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Lieutenant Colonel Barry O’Brien, Deputy Superintendent of Department; Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Grenham, Commander of the Division of Standards and Training, Major Matthew Roy, Deputy Commander of the Division of Standards and Training; Captain Michael Lyver, Academy Commandant, and other Division and Academy staff members. More information about the important work done by Cops For Kids With Cancer may be found at .