Local Hero Donates Mini-Shields, Hoping to Set A Statewide Standard

Local Hero Donates Mini-Shields, Hoping to Set A Statewide Standard

In a heartwarming story of community support, a former paramedic chief has donated life-saving equipment to the Hanover Police Department.

Inspired by Action

The donor, a former paramedic chief with 19 years of experience, expressed concern after witnessing videos of police situations. He noticed that officers sometimes waited for a shield-equipped colleague before approaching a suspect. This observation sparked a conversation with a retired Hanover police officer, who confirmed the department's current shield was outdated, heavy, and rarely used.

Domino Effect of Generosity

This donation isn't just about Hanover. The hope is for these Mini Shields to become standard issue across Massachusetts. "We're putting one in every cruiser and certainly trying to get the word out there," the donor shared. His act could be the "first domino," inspiring other community organizations to donate and raise awareness.

Training for optimal use

The Hanover Police Department is currently awaiting official training for officers on proper shield usage. This generous donation, coupled with the existing training program, signifies a significant leap forward in officer protection.


This story highlights the remarkable impact a single person can have on their community. By recognizing a need and taking action, a single individual has potentially improved the safety of countless officers across Massachusetts.



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