SAD NEWS FROM STEVE TOMPKINS

Dear friend,
It is with a heavy heart that I pass along this note to you. 

Earlier today Suzanne Tompkins, (age 54), wife of Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins passed away. After complications from a stroke, Suzanne passed peacefully surrounded by her beloved husband and family. Suzanne is the loving mother of Christopher and Dayneece Tompkins. The Sheriff is heartbroken and thankful for all of the prayers from people across the Commonwealth. The family respectfully requests privacy during this difficult time.

Sincerely, 
Melissa Morel

SHERIFF TOMPKINS, DEPARTMENT CONVENE "A CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE"

SHERIFF TOMPKINS, DEPARTMENT CONVENE "A CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE"

Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department held a public discussion about race at Roxbury Community College. 

Sheriff Tompkins assembled a distinguished panel of speakers that included Rt. Reverend Jack Ahern of Saint Mary Parish; Andrea Cabral, Former Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety and Security; Evandro Carvalho, State Representative for the 5th Suffolk District; Michael Curry, President of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Boston Chapter; William Gross, Superintendent-In-Chief of the Boston Police Department; Akilah Johnson, Boston Globe Journalist; Steve Koczela, President of the MassINC Polling Group; Dan Mulhern, Director of the City of Boston’s Public Safety Initiative; Tonya Platt, Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney; Dan Rivera, Mayor of Lawrence; Alberto Vasallo, Jr., Founder and President of El Mundo; and Teri Williams, Chief Operating Officer and President of OneUnited Bank. 

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS INVITED TO BE A PRESENTER AT U.S. SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN'S "PRESENTATION ON AMERICA'S AGENDA"

SHERIFF TOMPKINS INVITED TO BE A PRESENTER AT U.S. SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN'S "PRESENTATION ON AMERICA'S AGENDA"

Sheriff Tompkins was invited to be a presenter at U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren's "Presentation on America's Agenda" held at the Roxbury Community College this past Thursday, August 25th. 

"I want to thank I want to thank Senator Warren for inviting me onstage and for bringing a message that truly resonates with the middle and working class people in our community," said Sheriff Tompkins. "A tremendous amount of knowledge was transmitted in a short amount of time about the social, economic and political factors that shape our daily lives and her clarion call for residents to become more civically engaged was both necessary and welcome."

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS ATTENDS DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AS MA DELEGATE

SHERIFF TOMPKINS ATTENDS DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AS  MA DELEGATE

Sheriff Steve Tompkins was selected by fellow State Committee Members to serve as a Hillary Clinton Congressional District 7 Delegate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. 

"My time at the Democratic Convention wasn't just experiencing this monumental chapter in our country's history - that of nominating the first female to run for the American presidency - I also served as a whip, which meant that I had to make sure that nine people in my group were in their seats when needed to vote on platform initiatives," said Sheriff Tompkins.

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS JOINED GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER FOR THE SIGNING INTO LAW OF BILL S.2119

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins joined Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker for the historic signing into law of Bill S.2119 – “An Act to establish pay equity.” This law, which updates the prior MA law established in 1945, improves and more clearly defines protections to guarantee that women are paid equally for equal work.

SHERIFF TOMPKINS ATTENDS 44TH ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN DINNER AT PRINCE HALL MASONIC TEMPLE

"I want to congratulate the members of Syria Court No. 10 for a wonderfully successful 44th Annual Senior Citizen Dinner at the Prince Hall Masonic Temple in Dorchester. It was a great pleasure to be there with everyone again renewing friendships and making new ones while breaking bread and celebrating the wisdom and experience of those who came before us. I look forward to joining everyone once again next year for the 45th annual celebration," said Sheriff Tompkins. 

SHERIFF TOMPKINS AMONG LAWMAKERS AGAINST LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

SHERIFF TOMPKINS AMONG LAWMAKERS AGAINST LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

"The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police, Massachusetts Sheriffs Association and the state's district attorneys have all come out against marijuana legalization, according to the opposition campaign. 

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins said after the press conference that he understands arguments being raised about "people falling into the criminal justice system," but would "rather err on the side of caution" on marijuana policy.

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MASS DEMOCRATS RALLY AHEAD OF CONVENTION

"Behind him [Boston Mayor Marty Walsh] stood more of the state's Clinton supporters and delegates, including Mayor Daniel Rivera of Lawrence, Annissa Essaibi George of Boston, state Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, and Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins. Tompkins, whose bellowing voice rivaled the brass quartet, led the crowd in chants of 'HRC! HRC! HRC!"

To read the article in its entirety, please click the story below: 

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/07/24/advance-democratic-convention-bay-state-democrats-rally-for-clinton/L18WcA4KJUbyUv8xC5LhXI/story.html?event=event25

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF TOMPKINS JOINS CONGRESSWOMAN CLARK IN STAND AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

SHERIFF TOMPKINS JOINS CONGRESSWOMAN CLARK IN STAND AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins joined United States Congresswoman Katherine Clark and a gathering of elected officials from across Massachusetts, members of law enforcement, and activists to demand that members of Congress be allowed to debate and vote on pending legislation designed to reduce gun violence.

Before introducing Congresswoman Clark, amidst a sea of signs and supporters, Sheriff Tompkins delivered an impassioned address calling for federal laws to echo Massachusetts gun safety laws.

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SHERIFF TOMPKINS PARTICIPATES IN URBAN ENTREPRENEUR PITCH NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY INNOVATION CENTER

Sheriff Tompkins Joined Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell and representatives of the business and service community, including and Roca, to participate in Urban Entrepreneur Pitch Night at the Roxbury Innovation Center. The panelists and audience were assembled to hear the pitches made by three young men currently enrolled in an aspiring entrepreneurs program and competing as finalists for the right to create their own business. Throughout the event, program participants were given constructive criticism along with encouragement and support for their efforts toward realizing their ultimate goals to become business owners.

SHERIFF TOMPKINS ATTENDS THE OPENING NIGHT OF THE TITO PUENTE LATIN MUSIC SERIES

Sheriff Tompkins attended a wonderful night of music and culture at the opening of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series. Presented by IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, Berklee College of Music and the Boston City Parks & Recreation Dept., the Tito Puente Latin Music Series features live outdoor concerts of Latin music Thursday nights in July and August at locations throughout the city. For more information on the series, check out IBA Boston

SHERIFF TOMPKINS WELCOMES CAPE VERDE PRESIDENT JORGE CARLOS FONSECA

Sheriff Tompkins joined Cape Verdean elected officials across New England as they welcomed President Jorge Carlos Fonseca to Massachusetts. He expressed his gratitude for being invited to join fellow elected officials and community members in attendance, and thanked "the entire Cape Verdean delegation both here and abroad for their tireless commitment to their communities. Obrigado!".  

SHERIFF TOMPKINS MEETS WITH SUPPORTERS, FRIENDS, AND MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON WARD 5 DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE

Sheriff Tompkins meet with supporters, friends, and members of the Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee. The Sheriff offered special thanks to his great friends Josh Zakim and Lucy Rivera, for introducing him to new friends and providing the chance to have meaningful conversations with special people.