Police Officer Robert “Bo” Ahern Honored as New Cambridge Police North Cambridge Reporting Station Dedicated to His Memory

police_annex1 2On Wednesday, June 17th, members of the Cambridge Public Safety Community, as well as their friends and family, gathered at Pro EMS for the dedication of the new Cambridge Police North Cambridge Reporting Station in memory of Officer Robert “Bo” Ahern.
A retired Cambridge police officer of 36 years and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Bo was remembered as “a man’s man, and a cop’s cop” who was “second to none,” by Pro EMS Chief Executive Bill Mergendahl, who opened the dedication ceremony. Before his unexpected death in January, Bo volunteered tirelessly as director of the Ahern Foundation and as a member of the Plymouth VFW and Plymouth Elks.
The Cambridge Police North Cambridge Reporting Station, located at the Pro EMS headquarters at 31 Smith Place, will help to decrease the Department’s response times during shift changes. The new Reporting Station reflects the unique way in which all three forces — the Police and Fire Departments along with Pro EMS – work together to provide the City of Cambridge with the high standards of emergency services that the city expects and deserves, Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert C. Haas said at the dedication ceremony.
Bo was a strong representative of that unique partnership. While on the Cambridge Police Department, Bo took medical classes, and was dedicated to EMS, having worked with Pro EMS founder Larry Stone for years.  “Bo was always there for you, always took care of you,” said Cambridge Fire Chief Gerald Reardon at the ceremony. Chief Reardon also thanked all who came to the ceremony to show support to the Cambridge Police Department, the Ahern family, and to Pro EMS.
Among the family at the dedication ceremony were Bo’s three sons: Stephen and Christopher, both Cambridge police officers, and Robert, a State Police Officer. Stephen spoke on behalf of the family, and thanked everyone who came to the dedication to immortalize his father.  He called the new facility “fitting to immortalize my father’s legacy.”  Stephen also thanked Pro EMS, the Cambridge Police Commissioner, and Command Staff for this wonderful tribute to his father, especially right before Father’s Day.
The three Ahern brothers closed the ceremony with the unveiling of a plaque next to the doorway of the space that reads, “Cambridge Police, Robert “Bo” Ahern, North Cambridge Reporting Station.”

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