William Fitchet

New England News
12:13 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Springfield Police Commissioner Set To Retire

A retirement ceremony was held in Springfield City Hall for outgoing police commissioner William Fitchet. Pictured ( l to r) are Deputy Chief John Barbieri, who will succeed Fitchet, City Councilor Tim Allen, Fitchet, City Councilor Kateri Walsh, and City Council President Michael Fenton
Credit WAMC

A new police commissioner takes charge of law enforcement in Springfield, Massachusetts this weekend.  Next to the mayor, it is the highest profile job in a city where public safety consistently ranks as a top issue.

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New England News
9:43 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Springfield Police Officer Shot Dead

Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose, who was killed in the line of duty
Springfield Police Dept

A  veteran Springfield Massachusetts police officer was killed in the line of duty Monday after responding to a domestic dispute. Authorities say the policeman was shot and fatally wounded by a Rikers Island corrections officer, who then took his own life.  A woman was critically wounded. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has more..

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