William Fitchet

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.

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..