August 27, 2018    

DIEHL WINS BIG ENDORSEMENT

Everett Police Superior Officers Local 95, Everett Police Patrolman’s Local 94, Endorse Diehl

Everett, MA…Today surrounded by local police officers Representative Geoff Diehl, the endorsed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, proudly announced the endorsement of the Everett Police Patrolmen’s Association.   This is not Diehl’s first major law enforcement endorsement.

The executive board and the membership of both Local 94, Everett Police Patrolmen’s and Local 95, Everett Police Superior Officers Association are unanimously supporting Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate.

“I am honored to have the support of these dedicated police officers who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.  They humble me with their endorsement,” said Diehl. “This important endorsement emphasizes that I am the law and order candidate who will make public safety a priority.  I am committed to proudly supporting our law enforcement officials who bravely serve our community every day.”

“We take our endorsement process very seriously; after reviewing the candidate for U.S. Senate, there was only one choice to make – Geoff Diehl.  Today we are proud to put our full support behind his candidacy,” said Det. Robert Hall, President of the Patrolman’s union.  “Geoff doesn’t just talk about issues, he takes action.  This spring he rode along with a police gang unit to see first-hand, the problems officers are confronting on a daily basis.  No one else bothered to take time from the campaign to actually learn.  Senator Warren has never reached out.  We know when Geoff is elected, we will have his ear and support on public safety issues.”

“Law enforcement needs a Senator who will support them.  Like many of my fellow police officers, I was outraged with Senator Warren calling the entire criminal justice system racists from front to back.  We have lost too many fellow officers this year in Massachusetts.  We hear her loud and clear.  That’s why we are proud to support Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate,” said Lt James Gabriel.

“It is our duty to protect and serve.  There is only one candidate who will help us do our jobs and who will not tie our hands.  That person is Geoff Diehl.  Local law enforcement should be able to cooperate with federal law enforcement.  Geoff will have our back in Washington,” said Det. Hall.

The Executive Board member includes:  Patrolman’s Robert Hall, Anthony Flammia III, David Butler, Anthony Dinuccio, Superior Officers, James Gabriel, Steve Panzani, Christopher Hannon and Sabatino Rozza.  Making the presentation to Diehl was Sgt. John Mazzie, Lt. James Gabriel and Det. Robert Hall.

There are 125 members of the Everett Police Officer’s Association, which is the proud sponsor/organizer of the Annual Senior Dinner at the City of Everett Senior Center, for over 30 years. They also participate in numerous charitable events including:  Jared’s Run, Everett Youth Football, Boston Children Hospital, Cops for Kids With Cancer, Heroes and Helpers in co-operation with Target stores (Shop with a Cop), Safe Place (Hand in Hand, helping with foster kids), Everett (Casino Road) Futbol Academy, EPOA Chaplains Fund (providing vouchers for hotels for domestic violence victims and food), Everett Boys and Girls Club, and the Washington DC, National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, and other miscellaneous charities.

Most importantly, they work hard to protect the benefits, working conditions, training and equipment of our members so they can continue to work hard to protect all of us in the community.

Diehl has received other law enforcement endorsements including Sheriffs Tom Hodgson and Jim Cummings and the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office County Correctional Officers Association.  The NCSO Officers are men and women who volunteer in their communities as coaches, leaders within their town halls and parent groups.  When not working inside the jail, they support the programs that make all our communities a better place to live.  They have 220 members.

Diehl, who won the Republican convention by 30 points, endorsement list is growing daily.  The list includes: the Watertown Republican Town Committee, the Hanson Republican Town Committee, the Bourne Republican Town Committee, the East Bridgewater Republican Town Committee, the Dighton Republican Town Committee, Boston Ward 9 Republican Committee, the Somerville Republican City Committee, the Whitman Republican Town Committee, the Dracut Republican Town Committee, Representatives Shaunna O’Connell, Marc Lombardo, Jim Lyons, Lenny Mirra, Nick Boldyga and Peter Durant, economist Stephen Moore, former Presidential candidate Herman Cain, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Youth Conservatives of Massachusetts, all of the Sudbury delegates to the convention, former New England Patriots Fred Smerlas, Steve Grogan, and Matt Light, Red Sox Champion Curt Schilling, John Dennis, former Holyoke City Councilor Kevin Jourdain, Westfield City Councilor Dan Allie, former State Representatives Ginny Coppola, Leah Cole and Tim Clarke, Taunton City Councilors John McCaul and Jeff Postell, Agawam City Councilor Cece Calabrese, Stoneham Selectwoman Caroline Colarusso,  Melrose Alerman Monica Medeiros, Hopkinton Selectmen Claire Wright and John Couthino, Mayor Bob Hedlund to name a few.  Diehl was the first candidate to receive a major law enforcement endorsement. The Norfolk County Correction Officers have thrown their weight behind Diehl.