North

Everett

Lieutenant John Balfe retires after 31 years with police force

Advertisement

Lieutenant John Balfe recently retired after 31 years with the Police Department. Balfe joined the department after graduating from the Boston Police Academy in 1983. Starting as a patrol officer, he was promoted to sergeant in 1991 and to lieutenant in 1998. During his tenure as lieutenant, he served as a shift commander. A former basketball player at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Balfe worked for the former state Department of Youth Services before becoming an Everett police officer. “John is a true professional law enforcement officer,” Police Chief Steven A. Mazzie said in a prepared statement. “He served as a mentor to all officers in the Everett Police Department. His professionalism and knowledge will be missed and he was appreciated by all who knew him.”

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com