Detective Mario Oliveira and Officer Bob Denapoli, Co-Founders
For Immediate Release
Monday, Sept. 24, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
V.I.P.O. Co-founders to Host Surviving the Unthinkable Event
WOBURN — Detective Mario Oliveira and Officer Bob Denapoli, co-founders of the Violently Injured Police Officers Organization (V.I.P.O.), will share their experiences about serious line of duty injuries at an event in November.
Thursday, Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Becker College, 964 Main St., Leicester
Detective Oliveira (Somerville Police Department, retired) and Officer Denapoli (Woburn Police Department, retired), both of whom were severely injured in the line of duty, will talk about their experiences and struggles following their injuries and the policies and procedures they feel need to be in place to protect members of law enforcement who are injured and unable to continue working.
Worcester Police Sgt. Shawn Barbale will discuss police response to officer involved shootings, the role of supervisors and officers at the scene and policy considerations.
The event is free and open to the public. Register by completing this form and faxing it to the number listed on the form.
The Violently Injured Police Officers (V.I.P.O.) Organization, founded by Massachusetts police officers, is a support group for law enforcement officers who have sustained serious, permanent injuries during a violent encounter in the line of duty.
V.I.P.O. is a recognized nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.