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Sunday, October 26, 2014

October Newsletter and Monthly Membership Meeting 10/9/14 @ 8:00pm

Posted by David Isberg on October 2, 2014

*****DATE CHANGE*****
THURSDAY 10/09/14 @ 8PM

(Pushed back a week from the first Thursday of the month to the second Thursday of the month due to the fact that everyone needed a break from the 4 days of hard work put forth to have a successful Fall Meeting of the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies. I will be out of the state on vacation on the 9th. Vice President Jim O’Loughlin will run the meeting.)

A Tribute to Jack Sheridan

Friday, October 3rd 8:00PM @ the Corrib Pub
2030 Centre Street, West Roxbury MA 02132

Jack was a familiar face at the Corrib and the staff and his friends have arranged a toast in his honor. Members who wish to attend are encouraged to wear their favorite Emerald Society attire as Jack would get a kick out of that.

Sunday, October 5th @ 1:00 PM
The 39th annual Roslindale Day Parade
Steps off from Washington Street and South Street in Rosi Square
Parade theme: “Honoring Our Fallen Local Heroes:
Boston Fire Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh, Jr & Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy”
The ESBPD Honor Guard will be marching in honor of these men and in memory of Jack Sheridan


Contact Past President Joe Sullivan @ 617-872-6976 for more

A reminder as we settle in to the Fall season:

The $10,000 Christmas Cash Giveaway is right around the corner in December.
As always, there will be ONLY 150 tickets sold at $100 each. Numerous drawing prizes totaling $10,000 will be distributed to lucky participants.
NCLEES BOSTON 2014 re-cap

As I write this newsletter, the Fall Meeting and activities are winding down and coming to a close. By all accounts our visitors enjoyed their stay and taking in the many attractions that the City of Boston has to offer. Numerous Societies were in attendance with many of the early arrivals attending the POW MIA Silent Chair dedication at BPD Headquarters on Thursday. Friday afternoon we transported close to 200 guests to Doyles and the Sam Adams brewery and the Garda Pub was the place to be for our open house. The business meeting Saturday went very well with a great ceremony by the BPD Honor Guard and the BPD Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums. Cambridge Police Lieutenant Pauline Wells sang the Gaelic version of the Irish National Anthem as well as a beautiful rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. The Harney School of Dance put on quite a show with traditional Irish Step, Former Mayor of Boston and Ambassador to the Vatican Ray Flynn and Former Superintendent-in-Chief Daniel Linsky wowed the delegates with their speeches. While the meeting was in session, the ladies enjoyed shopping and makeovers in Quincy Market. Saturday evening the IAPOA Pipes and Drums led a pub crawl through Faneuil Hall. Sunday morning was the Annual Halfway to Saint Patrick’s Day 5K and we drew quite the crowd down to the hall again. 100 of our out-of-town guests were able to get into the Champions Club at Fenway for 2 hours prior to the start of the Sox-Yankees game. Through my initial assessment, it seems that the majority of our guests had a blast . THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR MEMBERS THAT HELPED IN ANY WAY BIG OR SMALL. “Many hands lighten the load”.


Merchandise continues to fly off the shelves. As the seasons change, we have supplemented the short sleeve T-shirt supply with a couple different styles of hooded sweatshirts and long sleeved t-shirts. We also just got a shipment of pint glasses with the ESBPD logo. Merchandise is now available at all meetings and most ESBPD events. You can also contact me by email at or cell phone617-592-5889 and we can coordinate merchandise transactions if you can’t make it to the Hall.

The Honor Guard of the ESBPD is recruiting. Interested? Step forward!!!

Scholarship Drawing

Open ONLY to members who are up-to-date on the current year’s dues. The beneficiary of the scholarship MUST be the child or grandchild of the member.
(Scholarship eligibility and selection shall be determined by current ESBPD bylaws)

Name of Student:______________________________________________________________

Name of School:_______________________________________________________________

Current grade;_________________________________________________________________

Name of MEMBER:_____________________________________________________________

The Emerald Society regrets to announce the passing of longtime member, past Secretary, past Sgt at Arms, and E-board member John F. Sheridan

Posted by David Isberg on August 20, 2014

Jack has been a fixture at 10 Birch St and a promoter of the Society for a number of years and was one of the original members of the ESBPD Honor Guard.

Those wishing to pay their respects:
Wake: Gormley’s Funeral Home: Thursday August 21, 2014 4:00pm-8:00pm
Funeral: St Theresa’s Church, Friday August 22, 2014, 10:00am
Collation: BPD Emerald Society Hall, Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:30am

Liam P. Hawkins
President, ESBPD

Jack Sheridan

New Merchandise! Check out the Store/Merchandise Tab

Posted by David Isberg on August 19, 2014

We have just received some new merchandise for sale.  Check out the Store/Merchandise Tab at the top of the page.

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August Newsletter and Monthly Meeting 8/7/14 @ 8:00pm

Posted by David Isberg on August 5, 2014


Greetings. Hopefully everyone is enjoying a safe and relaxing summer.
August Membership meeting: Thursday, 8/7/14 @ 8PM

Available for sale ($15) at the meeting: 
White, short -sleeved T-shirts with large NCLEES 2014 logo on back
and choice of “Boston Strong” logo OR “Sign Post” logo on left chest

We will also be debuting some NEW merchandise in the form of collared “Polo” style shirts and moisture-wicking T-shirts.


Thursday September 25th thru Sunday September 28th 2014
Fall Meeting of NCLEES. See: for more

Sunday September 28th 2014:
Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5k Road race
See: for more
(BPD Squads 3 & 4 OFF)
Friday, October 10, 2014 (BPD Squads 3 & 4 OFF) 
Emerald Society Golf Tournament 
Contact Past President Joe Sullivan @ 617-872-6976 for more
The membership extends heartfelt condolences to the Gannon family on the July 4th loss of Emerald Society member Thomas E. Gannon, Jr.
As always, our thoughts and prayers are with all of our members and their families who may have suffered a loss or are recovering from illness. 

July Newsletter and Monthly Meeting Date and TIME CHANGE

Posted by David Isberg on June 27, 2014


The next ESBPD Membership Meeting will be moved to Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8PM. The change was agreed to at the E-board meeting to accommodate various 4th of July plans (whether that be ordered overtime for our sworn members or a much-needed break from the daily grind). Either way, have a safe and happy 4th and remember the sacrifices made by brave men and women to bring us our Independence. We look forward to seeing you on the 10th.

We also created a merchandise committee at the E-board. VP Jim O’Loughlin and E-board member Ned Dervan have stepped up and agreed to spearhead the merchandise aspect of the Society. If you have an idea of specific merchandise you would like to see made available to the membership, please bring it to our attention and we will research the feasibility of investing in that product.

The warm weather is finally upon us…a reminder to all you fair-skinned Irish: USE SUNBLOCK!!!

The June 1st BPD Police Memorial Sunday went well and the Celtic Cross floral arrangement we sent was a big hit. Thank you to Jack Sheridan, Dick Forrester, Bernie Hicks and Dick Hennesey for representing us with the ESBPD Honor Guard at both the mass and the Corrib road race. E-board member John Quinn and I attended the mass along with John’s son, Patrick who is quite the photographer.

The June 7th Drawing was a sell-out with all 400 tickets being sold. Thanks to all who worked tirelessly to push ticket sales and organize other aspects of the successful fundraiser to offset our expenses for the Fall Meeting of NCLEES. Congratulations to all who walked away with a prize and thank you to all who supported the event.

Happy Birthday!!!! Your Emerald Society of the Boston Police Department turned 41 years old on June 21st. Here’s to many more successful years. In order to keep it going, we need to keep bringing in new, active members; so, keep bringing new friends.


Thursday September 25th thru Sunday September 28th 2014:
Fall Meeting of NCLEES. See: for more

Sunday September 28th 2014:
Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5k Road race

Friday, October 10, 2014 (BPD Squads 3 & 4 OFF) Emerald Society Golf Tournament Brookmeadow Country Club, Canton, MA (more info to follow as it gets closer).


The membership extends heartfelt condolences to the entire Durant family on the May 25th loss of Helen Durant. Helen was the mother of Michael Durant (BPD) and Sean Durant (MSP) Sean is also a familiar face to the Society as a member of the Fenian Sons band.

The membership extends heartfelt condolences to the entire Carey family on the June 4th loss of Lt. Thomas Carey (BFD Rescue 2, retired). Lt. Carey was the father of Bill Carey (BFD Rescue 1). Bill, Pat & Matt Carey are also familiar faces to the Society as members of the Fenian Sons band.
As always, our thoughts and prayers are with all of our members and their families who may have suffered a loss or are recovering from illness.


“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

-John F. Kennedy-