Wellesley Police Chief Terry Cunningham is giving way to the first woman to head the Massachuseets Chiefs of Police Association, but first penned this farewell newsletter that reads in part:
I believe we have been doing good work on Beacon Hill and I want to see through a few more of our initiatives. I still believe we can design and fund a professional training system without further burdening taxpayers. And I believe we may be close to resolving the so-called LeBlanc issues that have freed so many drunk drivers in the twenty years since the SJC decision in that case. Beyond Beacon Hill I hope the state will work to repair the mess involving the drug labs that was caused by the Melendez-Diaz case. And I’d love to see the commonwealth’s various police groups come together; to think less about their differences and more about the enormous feats we could accomplish if we worked more closely. That may be a lofty goal, but nothing truly great ever came from aiming low.