Letter to the Editor: Boston Police Fishing Derby Thanks Supporters

On June 24, the officers and staff of Boston Police District E-13 held the 1st Annual Jamaica Pond Fishing Derby for Kids called “Catch & Release with the Boston Police.” The derby was a tremendous success, in spite of some moments of heavy rainfall. Approximately 100 local children, aged 5- to 15-years-old, along with their families, enjoyed hours of fishing, food, music, demonstrations, trophies, prizes and raffle gifts. The happy smiles from young and old were too many to count throughout the day.

On June 14, 2017 the officers and staff of Boston Police District E-13 held the 1st Annual Jamaica Pond Fishing Derby for Kids, “Catch & Release with the Boston Police.”

The Boston Police would like to thank our many sponsors and partners who helped to make possible this free, fun, family event. Some of these sponsors and partners included: Reebok, Boston Police Athletic League, Acme Body & Paint, Stanleys Towing Service, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Assoc., Boston Police Detective Benevolent Society, Boston Police Superior Officers Federation, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Department. of Conservation & Recreation, Boston Parks & Recreation, Boston Park Rangers, Appalachian Mountain Club, Great Wolfe Lodge, Kings Bowl America, Tree of Life/Arbol de Vida, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, L.L. Bean, Edaville Family Theme Park, Home Depot, Ruggiero’s Market and dozens of generous volunteers.

The children, officers, staff and volunteers are very grateful for the generosity of all of our dedicated partners and sponsors. Please look to support them when possible. We look forward to our 2nd Annual Derby. See you in June 2018!

John Dougherty

Boston Police Department