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Massachusetts State Police underwater recovery officer retires after 29 years of service

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“Sergeant Pat Foley, Commander of the State Police Underwater Recovery Unit, performed his last dive this Wednesday off the coast of Gloucester.

After 29 years on the Massachusetts State Police, with 27 of those as a member of the URU, he will be retiring next week. The Underwater Recovery Unit, commonly known as the Dive Team, conducts searches and recoveries of persons and evidentiary objects. Additionally, the unit regularly conducts underwater sweeps of high-profile vessels for hazards or improvised explosive devices.

With the exception of the team’s commander, unit members perform their dive duties in addition to their regular duty assignments in barracks and units across the state.”-Massachusetts State Police.


Massachusetts State Police photo.


Massachusetts State Police photo.


Massachusetts State Police photo.

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