Executive Order

Executive Order No. 58: (1st Series) Allowing persons under age 30 to enlist in state police if otherwise qualified; statutory minimum age of 30 suspended

Date: 07/12/1943
Issuer: Leverett Saltonstall
Revoked by: 1st Series Executive Order 98

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WHEREAS, the emergency created by the existing war has placed additional responsibilities and duties on the Division of State Police; and

WHEREAS, the personnel of said Division has been depleted by the demands of the armed forces of the United States to such extent as to require the temporary appointment of additional officers to provide more effectively for the protection of persons and property and for the maintenance of law and order in the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, General Laws (Ter. Ed.) chapter 22, section 9A, as amended by Acts of 1939, chapter 503, section 4, provides for the appointment of additional officers for such purposes, subject, however, to the restriction that no person over thirty years of age shall be enlisted for the first time as an officer of the Division of State Police; and

WHEREAS, men thirty years of age or under, possessing the necessary mental and physical qualifications for service as officers in the Division of State Police are not available for enlistment in sufficient numbers because of the requirements of the armed forces of the United States and of industries engaged in work vital to the prosecution of the war:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LEVERETT SALTONSTALL, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting under the provisions of Acts of 1941, chapter 719, as amended by Acts of 1943, chapter 3, Acts of 1942, chapter 13, sections 2 and 3, and all other authority vested in me, do hereby issue this order as a measure necessary and expedient for meeting the supreme emergency of the existing state of war between the United States and certain foreign countries.

Those provisions of General Laws (Ter. Ed.) chapter 22, section 9A, as amended, which provide that "After December first, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, no persons over thirty years of age shall be enlisted for the first time as an officer of the division of state police", are hereby suspended.

GIVEN at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this 12th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-eighth.

By His Excellency the Governor, Leverett Saltonstall

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