I hate to use a tragedy to make a point, but I'm going to: the death of Tpr. Paul Barry would probably have been averted if he hadn't been up long hours to work a road detail, most of which are completely useless and serve only to raise costs and exhaust the police. My condolences to the Barry family for this senseless loss and my apologies for using it to make a point. I do so only to strike while the iron is hot, as it were, while the issue is fresh in the public eye. According to the reports, Tpr. Barry was the father of seven children, all under age 11, and the husband of MaryEllen Barry, who already had her hands full. I urge you to contribute what you can to the fund for the family. From the Herald:
A fund has been set up at Bank of America for the Barry family. People can make donations at bank branches or send them to Bank of America, Children of Paul F. Barry Memorial Fund, 80 Franklin Village Drive, Franklin, MA 02038.