On Wednesday, May 30, the Molly Bish Foundation hosted the 12th Annual Missing Children’s Day Ceremony at the Grand Staircase in the State House. This ceremony honored the memory of missing and murdered children and demonstrated support for missing and abducted children who have been safely returned to their families. The ceremony included testimonials from parents of missing and murdered children as well as speeches from members of law enforcement and the Legislature.

At the ceremony, the Massachusetts winner of the 2012 AMBER Alert Poster Contest was announced. This year’s contest winner Jack Tempesta, a 5th grader from the Miscoe Hill Middle School in Mendon, was presented with a plaque by Trooper Nicole Morrell, the Commonwealth’s AMBER Alert Coordinator and organizer of the poster contest in Massachusetts.

Also during the ceremony, state Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli presented citations to SP Lee Officers; Sgt. George Hamilton, Tpr’s Richard Zucco, James Somerville, Brian Berkel, and Thomas Forest for aiding in the safe recovery of a 16 year old female.


AMBER Alert Poster Contest winner, Jack Tempesta, from the Miscoe Hill Middle School with Colonel McGovern and Trooper Morrell.



From left to right are Troop B Officers: Trooper James Somerville, Lieutenant Dave Buell, SP Lee   
Station Commander, Captain Patricia Driscoll, Troop B Executive Officer, Sergeant George Hamilton
and Trooper Richard Zucco.