This morning during the “Law Day” ceremony held at Quincy District Court, Officer Ryan Donnelly received the prestigious Robert P Dana Distinguished Service Award for meritorious police work.
On June 11, 2017, at approximately 4:50 p.m., off duty Officer Ryan Donnelly was traveling on Route 3A towards Plymouth. As he approached the exit 9 Route 3 overpass he observed two motorcycles pulled over. As Officer Donnelly slowed down, he observed a man hanging off of a fence over the northbound traffic of Route 3. Officer Donnelly pulled over, exited his truck and observed the male to be crying and yelling. Officer Donnelly spoke with one of the bystanders who was talking with the man. He told the bystander that he is a Police Officer and a Crisis Negotiator and was going to take over the scene.