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Quincy Patrol Officer Tara Kelliher Waters '99 with Criminal Justice Professor Peter Hainer
May 05, 2017


Academics | Alumni Outcomes

Quincy Patrol Officer Tara Kelliher Waters '99 recently received the Robert P. Dana Distinguished Service Award for Law Enforcement, after she saved the life of a woman who had been stabbed. The first to arrive at the scene of the attack, Officer Waters stopped the bleeding of two serious wounds, one with a tourniquet. 

Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey presented Officer Waters with the award before an audience that included Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker and Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan, as well as Criminal Justice Professor Peter Hainer, who taught Officer Waters at Curry.

The Robert P. Dana Distinguished Service Award for Law Enforcement is named for a Metropolitan police officer who was shot and killed by a suspect while assisting a fellow officer during a traffic stop in Milton in 1984. 

Read more about the recognition of Officer Waters' service...