More than two dozen troopers from Middleboro’s D-Troop were honored in an awards ceremony on Wednesday for preventing violent acts, saving lives and ensuring safety of the public.
The head of the Massachusetts State Police, Col. Marian McGovern, presented the awards.
McGovern said that while she might not know each of the troopers personally, she knows their names and their records through “a.m. reports” that she reads every morning.
And, she noted, there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop.
“When you go out to work,” she said, “we don’t know what’s going to happen.”