THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, June 21, 2019 Page 9 Revere nonprofi t mounts Lynn Strong as policing horse vision and also worked alongside the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Squad – assigned to the Warrant Squad and United States Marshals Service. He has been no stranger to awards, accepting the Trooper George Hanna Award in 2017. Coppinger joined the force four years ago, serving in the Massachusetts Army National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer and a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot. He also served overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Joint Guard in the Balkans. Coppinger was awarded the Trooper Hanna Award in 2017. Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com. 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com Outside of the Lynn Police Station on Saturday afternoon, Horses and Heroes Foundation Founder Skyllar Mullvaney and friend/volunteer Sandra Switzer introduce guests to Lynn Strong as the newest member of the United States Mounted Unit. (Advocate Photo by Tara Vocino) • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening Lynn Police Offi cers who named the forthcoming policing horse Lynn Strong meet him on Saturday in front of the police station. From left: Lynn Police Offi cers Matthew Coppinger, Joshua Seaman, Michael McEachern, John Bernard and Joshua Hilton. (Photo Courtesy of the Lynn Police Department) By Tara Vocino Revere-based nonprofit introduced the newest member of the United States Mounted Unit in honor of fi ve Lynn offi cers who were the recipients of the Trooper George Hanna Award for bravery. Lynn Strong, a former racehorse in New York weighing in at 1,200 pounds, resides in Hadley, which is in western Massachusetts, and will leave for Washington, D.C., next week to become part of the United States Park Police Mounted Unit there. Lynn police offi cers named the horse after the slogan Boston Strong, following the Marathon Bombing in 2013. “His role in the unit will be to help control crowds, fi ght crime with the officer and help protect the general public,” Horses and Heroes Foundation Founder Skyllar Mullvaney said Monday. The horse was named in honor of Lynn Police Offi cers John Bernard, Joshua Seaman, Joshua Hilton, Matthew Coppinger and Michael McEachern – they each performed an act of bravery and were recognized as the Trooper George Hanna Memorial Awards recipients. Hanna was a State Trooper shot and killed while stopping a car in Auburn along the Massachusetts Pike in 1983. Hilton helped to save an offi cer’s life, while the othA ers shot a suspect out of selfdefense during a domestic incident. The thoroughbred gelding, 8, had the streets in downtown Lynn blocked off Saturday, so that he could meet each of the fi ve offi cers and politicians. According to Lynn Police Lt. Michael Kmiec, Hilton, who is currently a member of the Patrol Division, has served on the department for 14 years. Hilton has received a number of local and statewide awards over the years for his bravery in multiple incidents, but he was honored with the Trooper George Hanna Award in 2014. Bernard, who is a 12-year member of the department, is the only offi cer of the fi ve who is two-time recipient of the Trooper George Hanna award, receiving it in 2014 and in 2017. A fi rearms instructor, he served overseas in the United States Marine Corps., where he was part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. McEachern, who has been with the Lynn Police Dept. for nine years, has also received a number of awards over the years, particularly the Trooper George Hanna Award in 2017. He works in the Patrol Division and worked as a corrections offi cer prior to working in law enforcement. Seaman, who has worked at the Lynn Police Dept. for six years, works in the Patrol DiWe are the smile care experts for your entire family In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today Fresh & Authentic Mexican Food 293 Main St. Everett * (617) 294-0031 Grand Opening Friday, June 21 FREE Food Samples! Please join us! Friday, Saturday & Sunday Special Tacos for $1 (Must present coupon at time of purchase. One coupon per person, 3 tacos maximum. Offer expires 6/24/19) Hours: Every Day 9AM - 10PM / (617) 294-0031

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