A Thank You from Chief Solomon

With the sad event of today's accident we pray for the child's quick recovery & our thoughts are with his parents and family.

With all the negativity we are seeing around the country aimed at law enforcement we are lucky in our community to have a great deal of support from our government leaders and our citizens. There were numerous people who stopped today at the accident scene to render aid and assistance to the injured child and to the other children who witnessed this incident. 

We want to thank everyone who stopped to assist and all the residents who called to offer support and provide information. The positive power of social media was truly shown today.

It is not too often that a hit and run crime is solved in such a short matter of time. There was exceptional police work done today by all members of the MPD both sworn and civilian support staff. Today was a team effort with everyone from our communication workers to our sworn officers to the Massachusetts State Police all working together to solve a normally unsolvable crime.

Thank you to all our officers for your diligence today. You truly made a difference and you made #Methuen proud. I am proud to serve as your Chief and to be a member of such an exceptional group of individuals. Job well done!

Chief Joe Solomon