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Statement of Mayor Marty Walsh on the passing of Robert Quinn

January 13, 2014

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

Robert Quinn dedicated his life in service of the Commonwealth, and his legacy as a statesman and advocate for justice will be felt for generations to come. He championed his namesake bill and, through this work, was able to open the doors for young men and women to pursue successful and fruitful careers in law enforcement.

I was honored to represent his former House district, and proud to have him stand with me at my inauguration one week ago today. General Quinn held a deep love for Dorchester – in particular for his neighborhood of Savin Hill – and I will always hold great respect for him as a friend and as an outstanding state representative and House Speaker.

I extend my deepest condolences to the Quinn family during this difficult time.