“My experience as a career police officer and former Assistant District Attorney will bring a unique blend of experience to the position of District Attorney.” “I will bring a hands-on, common-sense approach to the application of the law in
Shea’s experience includes serving as a Police Officer for over thirty years and then as an Assistant District Attorney in
“I’ve seen and dealt with people who have committed criminal acts, both as a police officer and a prosecutor, which gives me a good perspective” he said. “I’ve dealt with the victims of crime first-hand at crime scenes and in a Courtroom setting, as well as having been the victim of attacks myself.” “It is one thing to read about it in a police report, it is much different to have experienced it first-hand” Shea said.
Shea, who is running as a Democrat, said that he considers among the top issues to be gun-related violence (such as been seen recently in the City of Brockton), drugs taking over the County, the educating of emergency service workers to recognize and deal with Veterans issues such as PTSD (through the implementation of programs such as those which have been put in place by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office), making sure that Pedophiles do not “fall through the cracks of the system” and the protection of our senior citizens. He looks forward to working closely with local police departments in evaluating more cases for indictment. Shea is also the only candidate committed to keeping the District Attorney’s Office in downtown
Shea has received the endorsements of the Plymouth-Bristol Central Labor Council A.F.L.-C.I.O.; the Police Commanders Association Local 376 and the Police Dispatchers Association Local 376A. Shea is also a member of the Massachusetts Police Association and the Plymouth District Bar Association.
Shea grew up in the