N REMEMBRANCE: A state trooper honor guard stands yesterday at the Kingston memorial for late Massachusetts State Trooper Mark Charbonnier, who was gunned down 20 years ago.
A former Plymouth police sergeant was sentenced on Monday for using excessive force on an arrestee and covering up his actions by falsifying police reports related to the incident.
Final goodbyes will be said Monday for beloved former Kingston police chief Joe Robello, tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in Vermont one week ago.
A celebration of Rebello’s life will be held at the Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston at 11:00 a.m., and everyone is encouraged to wear Hawaiian attire.
Burial will be private.
Former Kingston Police Chief Joe Rebello was killed in an accident in Vermont Sunday morning. The news has been reported by Kingston Police Sgt. Susan Munford.
Here is the statement that Munford made Sunday afternoon on the Town Locals – Kingston Facebook page.
“It is with the deepest sorrow that the Kingston Police Department announces the death of Retired Kingston Police Chief Joseph Rebello. Chief Rebello was killed in a motorcycle accident this morning in Vermont. Vermont State Police report that Chief Rebello was riding with three other motorcyclists when a motor vehicle traveling in the opposite direction crossed the center line, hitting at least two of the motorcyclists head on. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Kathy, and children, Devin and Michael. Rest easy Chief.”
Kingston Detective Sgt. Robert Wells was appointed by selectmen Tuesday night as a provisional police lieutenant to fill the role vacated by Police Chief Maurice Splaine when he was promoted.