Gov. Patrick Skips Officer's Wake for NYC SEIU Event
Governor Patrick Puts NYC Union Trip ahead of Springfield Police Officer & Family
Wakefield, MA: Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance made the following statement today in regard to Governor Deval Patrick avoiding the wake of fallen Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose to visit a New York City 1199 SEIU Union reception at 6pm. Officer Ambrose's wake will be held from 2pm - 7pm at Sampson's Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home.
"Governor Patrick is putting the interests of a New York City SEIU reception ahead of a fallen Springfield Police Officer. The Governor has a responsibility to his home state before that of the SEIU Union and New York City," stated Paul D. Craney, Executive Director of Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.
"Massachusetts taxpayers should not be on the hook for the Governor's trip. If the Governor wants to do something meaningful in Springfield, he should spend time with the Springfield Police Department, the Ambrose family and the community," concluded Craney.
If the event in NYC starts at 6, the governor has time to do both. He should make every effort to do so.