By William Tauro
Many awards were presented that evening, including honoring and a remembrance to Medal of Honor recipients, Massachusetts State Police Captain Richard J. Cashin and Weymouth Police Officer Michael Davey - who both were killed in the line of duty.
Also addressing the crowd and receiving an award was retired Boston Police Superintendent in Chief Robert Faherty. Superintendent Faherty was presented the "Humanitarian Award" for joining efforts with retired Police Captain John Dow and their continuous efforts in founding the "Cops for Kids with Cancer" organization, which helps kids cope with living with cancer.
Somerville Deputy Police Chief Paul Upton, who is second Vice President for the IAPOA, helped organize the successful event and was present with a good representation of Somerville Police officers.