In Recognition of Sergeant Michael Foxby Representative William R. Keating
Posted on 2015-12-03
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Mr. KEATING. Mr. Speaker, I rise today along with Representative
Kennedy to recognize the distinguished career of Police Sergeant
Michael Fox on the occasion of his retirement. Sergeant Fox has served
in law enforcement for 42 years--35 years of which were spent with the
Easton Police Department in Massachusetts.
It was while attending Massasoit Community College and interning at the Brockton Police department that Sergeant Fox first began working at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution--Cedar Junction in Walpole, Massachusetts as the youngest corrections officer in the prison. During his seven years of service there, he interacted with and bore witness to life within prison walls. These experiences imparted on him a desire to serve on the front lines of community protection, and directly assist and mentor the men and women he had met serving in correctional institutions.
In 1974, Sergeant Fox and his wife, Liz, returned to Easton--a picturesque farm town. He became a special police officer in 1978 and, within two years, a full time patrolman. Among his many proud achievements, Sergeant Fox speaks most passionately about his role as one of the first officers in Massachusetts to be part of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. For decades, he has educated students and the youth in his community about the reality and dangers of drug abuse, encouraging them to make responsible and informed decisions. As testament to this dedication, Sergeant Fox became part of the team that trained new D.A.R.E officers across more than 10 states, and served as the president of Massachusetts' D.A.R.E. Officers Association.
Over the years, Sergeant Fox's hard work, commitment, and positive demeanor earned him the title of Detective. Through it all, despite the tenuous and at times saddening cases that crossed his desk, Sergeant Fox remained a dedicated officer who is revered and respected by all in the Easton Police Department and the Town.
Mr. Speaker, it brings us great pride to recognize the retirement of Sergeant Michael Fox. While we are sure that his colleagues at the Easton Police Department will miss him dearly, we wish him nothing but the very best in his future plans. We ask that our colleagues join us in thanking Sergeant Fox for over four decades of service and the tremendous ways in which he has benefited and served our community.