Dear Billy T and Somerville/Medford News Weekly Speakup Line,
I congratulated Dante and sent him this picture that I treasured since the day he graduated from the police academy!
I testified at his Civil Service hearing about how he was an excellent police officer, one of my best detectives and a highly decorated police officer who I considered a hero! More importantly, a great dad, husband, son and friend! I was a “Cops Cop” who always supported and stood up for “real cops” who wore the uniform and badge with great pride! Dante did not deserve what they did to him and his family! They are all gone, he is back where he belongs! His reputation restored! It will cost the city hundreds of thousands in back pay for their attempt to hurt another police officer who wasn’t afraid to do “real” police work and do it with intestinal fortitude and courage! Congratulations Dante!
Respectfully, Mike Cabral #144 (Retired, yet always honored proud to have been a member of the SPD