Statement of Col. Gilpin regarding conviction of former Department member

Below please find a statement from Massachusetts State Police Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin regarding today’s conviction of former Department member Gregory Raftery.

“This Department played a lead role in uncovering the overtime abuse that led to this conviction, and will continue to hold accountable any member who violates our Code of Conduct. The State Police will inform the State Retirement Board of this conviction, continue auditing overtime shifts, and continue to provide audit results to state and federal prosecutors for their review. Anyone within our ranks who breaks the law does not represent who we are and the values we hold dear. Rest assured that no one is more disheartened by this illegal conduct than am I and the overwhelming majority of Troopers who exhibit integrity and bravery every day.”

—Col. Kerry A. Gilpin
Massachusetts State Police