“I am honored to have been recognized with this award,” said Whelan, who is a retired State Police sergeant. “During my career in law enforcement I have worked on several cases involving missing children and additionally I’ve helped the State Police design a land navigation training program used by search teams in rural areas of the commonwealth. I thank the Bish Foundation and the organizers for their kind recognition.”
The Molly Bish Foundation was founded in 2000 after the abduction and murder of Molly Bish, a teenage lifeguard in Warren. The foundation organizes Missing Children’s Day at the State House each year. This year’s event was held on May 26.
Pictured above are Representative Todd Smola (R-Warren), the Ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee; Representative Whelan; and Assistant House Minority Leader Brad Hill (R-Ipswich).