Somerville police officer Albert Gee was working a detail for Mass Highway when the father of a 2 year old dialed 911 then ran into the street yelling for help. Gee, who was assigned to the detail responded immediately and found the child on the front stairs choking on what was found to be a drain plug. Acting quickly he was able to dislodge the item. Boston.com reported the story and also stated “Gee, who is 35 and has been on the job for two years, will be receiving the Somerville Police Department’s Life Saving Award and will get an official citation from Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone.”
Sadly, if Governor Patrick had his way, this family would be mourning over a lost child as a flagman could have stood by and done nothing. The Governor managed to cost taxpayers more money while managing to make them less safe. His Republican opponent Charlie Baker has gone on record as being in favor of police details over the flagmen while the costs of Patricks program have spiraled out of control.
Attorney Ronald A. Sellon