(Photo of Lt. Colonel Richard Ball at the Dever Memorial in 2018. Photo by Steve Allen.) DORCHESTER — Bill Dever, who had been an ardent advocate for Dorchester, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, and the father of fallen Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Richard T. Dever, died on April 30, 2020. He was 76. Because of the bans on gatherings of larger than 10 people due to Covid-19, the service for Mr. Dever will be…

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DORCHESTER — Hundreds turned out as a new granite memorial to honor the lives of two Dorchester police officers was dedicated on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Pope John Paul II Park in Neponset. The memorial to the late Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier and Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Richard “Ricky” Dever sits near the drawbridge not far from Granite Avenue. The ceremony marked the end of three years of work to raise the money…

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DEDHAM — The Dedham Police Department joined the non-profit Cops for Kids With Cancer at the Kings Dining and Entertainment at Legacy Place in Dedham for a fundraiser to help out families with children with cancer. Among those at the event were the charity’s board chair, State Police Detective Lt. William Coulter and Bob Coughlin, CEO of the MassBio Tech Council. All photos by Bill Brett.

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