On June 1, 2005 members of the Massachusetts State Police met with representatives of the organization called Hero to Hero at Boston Police Headquarters to donate autographed shirts to military personnel who are serving overseas.
Hero to Hero had asked military members: "Who did they see as their heroes." The majority responded: "The police, the firemen and the emergency responders who keep my family safe while I'm away." Hero to Hero responded by initiating a "Shirts off Your Back" drive. The organization is now traveling cross-country to raise awareness for the troops and to collect as many shirts as possible. These shirts will be distributed to military personnel overseas. The shirts were hand delivered to Boston Police Headquarters by Lt. Sharon Costine and members of the H Troop Motorcycle Unit.
Due to the generous donation by the State Police Association of Massachusetts and the State Police Commissioned Officers Association, shirts were donated and signed by both current and retired members of the Massachusetts State Police.
If you would like more information on the Hero to Hero organization please visit the following website: herotohero.us.