en English
en Englishes Spanishpt Portuguesear Arabicht Haitian Creolezh-TW Chinese (Traditional)


Your Local Online News Source for Over 3 Decades

State Rep. Giannino and Kane’s Donuts host “Talks With Troopers” to benefit fallen first responders Benevolent Fund

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

By Tara Vocino


The Saugus Police Department, State Police and state delegates joined forces to raise $700 for fallen first responders at Kane’s Donuts on Lincon Ave. on Tuesday morning. The “Talks With Troopers” brought together members of the Mass. State Police with state-wide policymakers, over coffee and donuts, to discuss the nexus between public safety, public policy and various constituencies served by all.

State Representative/event organizer Jessica Giannino said she looks forward to many positive community events with Kane’s, Stella Blue Coffee and the Mass. State Police. “Today’s “Talks with Troopers” was a great opportunity to foster community engagement and provide a comfortable setting for residents and local elected officials to connect with local and state law enforcement,” Giannino said. “I am thankful for the generosity and hospitality of Kane’s and the Delios family, who was instrumental in not only hosting the event, but giving back to the Benevolent Fund.”

Kane’s co-owner and Saugus Town Meeting Precinct 10 member Peter Delios said it’s an honor to have the Mass. State Police at Kane’s Donuts in support of the Benevolent Fund. “Promoting a sense of community with the State Police – and those they serve – will help us all bring back trust into our communities,” said Delios.

Saugus Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta said it was a well-attended event, where the public got to meet with State Troopers and local police personnel. “Community involvement is very important, and I want to thank Rep. Giannino for coordinating this great event,” Panetta said. “I also want to thank Kane’s for hosting.”

Kane’s Co-Owner Maria Delios said it was an opportunity to give back to the fallen first responders and bring the community together. This is the first of many events where Kane’s and Stella Blue will partner with the State Police to support the Benevolent Fund. They plan to bring Coffee with a Cop, a networking event, to Kane’s with the Saugus Police Department in November. “Stella Blue Coffee and Kane’s Donuts partnered together for [today’s] event to give all proceeds back to the benevolent fund,” Maria Delios said.

President of State Police Association of Massachusetts Brian Williams, on behalf of the members of the Association, thanked Rep. Giannino, the Delios family and Stella Blue Coffee for sponsoring the morning’s “Talks with Troopers” event in Saugus. “Having the opportunity to connect with members of the community, elected leaders and fellow law enforcement officials from around the Commonwealth is critical to our values of justice, accountability and transparency,” Williams said. “The turnout was incredibly humbling, and the generous contributions to our Benevolent Fund, which helps the families of first responders who have given their lives in the line of duty, is a testament to every participant’s commitment to the troopers and families we represent.”

Contact Advocate Newspapers