Warm send-off for school safety officer Bob Barry

The Hamilton Primary School surprised safety officer Bob Barry with a thank-you party this month that drew family, friends, and local officials. Barry is retiring after 30 years with the Weymouth police, 17 of them as the department’s liaison with the town’s schools and teaching safety education. Barry also runs the town’s Junior Police Academy, which introduces students to police work. Hamilton students presented Barry with a handmade quilt and a video. “He has been keeping our children safe for 30 years,” read the flier announcing the Feb. 7 surprise party. “He is a true hero.”