Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, released the following statement in response to today’s sentencing of DAVID NJUGUNA for causing the death of Trooper Thomas Clardy.
STATEMENT OF COLONEL MASON:
First and foremost, we are painfully cognizant that no sentence can return Trooper Clardy to those who loved him and love him still. This loss can never be restored, and everyone who loved or worked with Tom would prefer that the law allow for a sentence much more commensurate with the taking of a life under these circumstances. Nonetheless we are aware of the sentencing guidelines prescribed by the law and we are grateful for the court’s consideration of the severity of this offense. As we move forward, we continue to look toward and be guided by Tom’s example as a family man and a Massachusetts State Trooper, and our thoughts and hearts are, as ever, with his loved ones.
—Colonel Christopher Mason
Massachusetts State Police