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Assabet Grad Becomes Boylston Police Officer

A 2008 graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School has fulfilled his dream as he became a police officer recently.

Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by staff at the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.

James Conway, a 2008 graduate of the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, was recently hired by the Boylston Police Department.

“Even though I chose the Metal Fabrication program while at Assabet, I knew that I wanted a career in law enforcement. I love welding and will always enjoy working with my hands. I actually hope to be a blacksmith someday as my hobby, but being a police officer has been my dream,” said Conway.

Conway majored in Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State University, graduating in 2012, and from there did a 600 hour internship with the West Boylston Police Department, who sponsored him to the Reading Police Academy for an 800 hour training program. He was hired by the Boylston Police Department at the beginning of March.

“I love it. I finished up my field training in mid-April, and have had plenty of work to do,” he said.

Conway’s older sister Becky will graduate from Assabet Valley’s Cosmetology program on June 1st. She will already have her state license, and has applied to Worcester State University, Framingham State University, and Johnson and Wales for a Business major.

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