National Police Week
Washington, DC, 2023
Dear COA members,
In May, the Executive Board traveled to Washington, DC for National Police Week 2023. While
in DC, the board attended the candlelight vigil commemorating the addition of fallen
Massachusetts State Trooper Tamar Bucci's name to the National Law Enforcement Memorial
Wall. Trooper Bucci’s name was read aloud during the vigil to commemorate this sacrifice. On
behalf of the membership, the Executive Board extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family of
Trooper Bucci. The Board is proud to honor the memory of our fallen heroes and to stand in
solidarity with all law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to protect
As we remember Trooper Bucci, let us also remember the profound words of President Ronald
Reagan, who said, "The men and women of law enforcement are the guardians of our freedom.
They are the ones who keep us safe from those who would do us harm. They are the ones who
put their lives on the line every day to protect us. We owe them a debt of gratitude that can
never be repaid."
We must never forget the sacrifices made by our fallen brothers and sisters, and we must
always strive to live up to the public's trust.
William “Duke” Donoghue