Jan 04, 2017

Trial Court Members Go Above and Beyond

As we closed out 2016, NAGE Trial Court reported on a story of a Fall River Probation Officer and the efforts he puts in every holiday season to collect toys and gifts for families in need.  This was just a single story of the quiet work that our members do behind the scenes, and off the clock, to better the communities that they live and work in. 
 
Another such story is that of Fall River Assistant Chief Probation Officer Mark Costa, who has been working to reunite stolen medals of a late veteran with his family.  The medals belonging to Cpl. Frederick Sylvia were stolen shortly before the WWII veteran passed, and it broke his family's heart that he wouldn’t be buried with them. 
 
After 18 months of searching, ACPO Costa, along with veteran’s services, was able to track down exact replica of the stole medals to present to Cpl. Sylvia’s family in Florida this week. When asked about why he undertook this mission, ACPO Costa stated, “I see this as an extension of the job we do [for the] Massachusetts Probation Services.”  Please click here to see Costa’s interview with WCVB.  Also, please click here to see the article in the Boston Globe.  
 
As members of the Trial Court family, we would like to hear about anyone going above and beyond the call of duty!   If you know of any fellow members who should be recognized for their positive actions in the community, or you are involved in some positive community effort, please reach out to any of the following:
 
Kim Gruenberg
kgruenberg@nage.org
 
Margaret Thompson
mthompson@nage.org
 
Dori Medeiros
dmedeiros@nage.org


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