Death Penalty for Cop Killers Rally

The NEPBA supports and encourages our members to attend a rally which will be held at the Law Enforcement Memorial at Ashburton Place, next to the State House in Boston on Tuesday October 8th, 2019 at 10am.

Cop killers could be sentenced to death in Massachusetts under a bill filed by lawmakers who say police are “under attack,” after the state lost three officers in the line of duty in recent years.

“Our law enforcement officers are under attack and under assault,” Rep. Shaunna O’Connell told the Herald. “We need to show our law enforcement officers that we support them, that we stand with them and we need to show criminals that, if you take the life of a law enforcement officer, you’re going to face that same fate.”

O’Connell (R-Taunton) filed a bill with Rep. David DeCoste (R-Norwell) HB 3773 to have the option to sentence adults over the age of 18 to death if they murder a police officer. They were prompted to act by the deaths of Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna, Yarmouth Sgt. Sean Gannon and Auburn police officer Ronald Tarentino, who were all killed in the line of duty in recent years.


Read more from the Boston Herald here.