“She’s kind of funny, she’s kind of goofy, but if she tripped and fell, she’s fighting with her boyfriend, someone bumps into her, she makes a big deal out of it,” Officer Lema said, “and before you know it, we got a brawl on our hands because of the happy intoxicated person who just had too much to drink and bumped into the wrong person.”  North End culture clash.

“She’s kind of funny, she’s kind of goofy, but if she tripped and fell, she’s fighting with her boyfriend, someone bumps into her, she makes a big deal out of it,” Officer Lema said, “and before you know it, we got a brawl on our hands because of the happy intoxicated person who just had too much to drink and bumped into the wrong person.”  North End culture clash.

Springfield police recall wit, warmth of slain officer 
Planning to retire in just a year, Officer Kevin Ambrose, 56, was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday afternoon while responding to a domestic call.
(BILL BRETT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Springfield police recall wit, warmth of slain officer

Planning to retire in just a year, Officer Kevin Ambrose, 56, was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday afternoon while responding to a domestic call.

(BILL BRETT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Thousands attend memorial service for N.H. police chief 
- Michael Maloney, who was killed last week during a drug bust, is being remembered today at Winnacunnet High School.

Thousands attend memorial service for N.H. police chief

- Michael Maloney, who was killed last week during a drug bust, is being remembered today at Winnacunnet High School.

Slain N.H. chief mourned 
- A line of mourners, somber and ashen-faced, stretched the length of a football field behind the funeral home Wednesday where Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney lay.

Slain N.H. chief mourned

- A line of mourners, somber and ashen-faced, stretched the length of a football field behind the funeral home Wednesday where Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney lay.

MIT engineers help fight roadside perils 
- Professor Seth Teller is leading an effort to try to create life-saving devices for police and other first responders to cut crashes at traffic stops and accident scenes.

MIT engineers help fight roadside perils

- Professor Seth Teller is leading an effort to try to create life-saving devices for police and other first responders to cut crashes at traffic stops and accident scenes.

Hamilton police Sergeant recalled at funeral Mass as a “man of faith”
- Hundreds turned out today for the funeral service of Sergeant Kenneth Nagy, the veteran Hamilton police officer who committed suicide a week ago after allegedly shooting a Beverly police officer.

Hamilton police Sergeant recalled at funeral Mass as a “man of faith”

- Hundreds turned out today for the funeral service of Sergeant Kenneth Nagy, the veteran Hamilton police officer who committed suicide a week ago after allegedly shooting a Beverly police officer.

Tough job done well
- Yesterday was Pervis Ryans Jr.’s first day of retirement after 34 years with the Boston Police Department, where he was the only black captain.

Tough job done well

- Yesterday was Pervis Ryans Jr.’s first day of retirement after 34 years with the Boston Police Department, where he was the only black captain.

Police sergeant found dead in SUV
- A Hamilton police sergeant was found dead inside his car last night, hours after he allegedly shot and seriously injured a Beverly police officer.

Police sergeant found dead in SUV

- A Hamilton police sergeant was found dead inside his car last night, hours after he allegedly shot and seriously injured a Beverly police officer.

Data analysis credited with Cambridge crime decrease
- Serious crime in Cambridge dipped slightly last year to its lowest level in nearly 50 years, and police are giving the credit to increased reliance on statistical data.

Data analysis credited with Cambridge crime decrease

- Serious crime in Cambridge dipped slightly last year to its lowest level in nearly 50 years, and police are giving the credit to increased reliance on statistical data.

Sandals pile up in protest of child charges
- JAKARTA, Indonesia - Sandals piled up around Indonesia as part of a protest campaign against the trial of a 15-year-old boy accused of stealing old footwear from a police officer.

Sandals pile up in protest of child charges

- JAKARTA, Indonesia - Sandals piled up around Indonesia as part of a protest campaign against the trial of a 15-year-old boy accused of stealing old footwear from a police officer.