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PRESS CONFERENCE: RI State Police to Have 11 Troopers Participate in Boston Marathon; Troopers Raise $12,000 for Charity

Contact: Captain Robert S. Wall Telephone: (401) 444-1012

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that eleven Rhode Island State Troopers will participate in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon to be held on Monday April 21, 2014. These Troopers will join over one hundred law enforcement and military professionals, who will provide an additional layer of security from inside the race itself.

In addition to training and preparing for the race, these Troopers have raised $12,000 for the charity "Cops for Kids with Cancer" (www.copsforkidswithcancer.org) to commemorate their participation in the prestigious race.

A press conference and check presentation has been scheduled for:

Friday, April 4, 2014 11:00 a.m. Colonel Walter E. Stone Conference Room Rhode Island State Police Headquarters

Colonel O'Donnell and the participating Troopers, will be hosting Chief Robert Faherty, former Superintendent–in-Chief of the Boston Police Department and Lieutenant William Coulter, of the Massachusetts State Police, for a ceremonial check presentation. Chief Flaherty served on the Boston Police Department from 1960 to 2000 and was Chief from 1997 to 2000. He has served as Chairman of the Board of "Cops for Kids with Cancer" since 2005. Lieutenant Coulter serves as the Massachusetts State Police liaison to the Boston Athletic Association and is a board member for "Cops for Kids with Cancer."

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Department or agency: Rhode Island State Police

Online: http://www.risp.ri.gov

Release date: 04-03-2014

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