*Media Advisory* Police Shot in the Line of Duty Share their Stories

Violently Injured Police Officers Organization
Detective Mario Oliveira and Officer Bob Denapoli, Co-Founders

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

*Media Advisory*

V.I.P.O. Co-founders to Host Surviving the Unthinkable Event

WOBURN — Detective Mario Oliveira and Officer Bob Denapoli, co-founders of the Violently Injured Police Officers Organization (V.I.P.O.), will share their experiences about serious line of duty injuries at a Boston event next month.


Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Seaport World Trade Center Amphitheater


Detective Oliveira (Somerville Police Department, retired) and Officer Denapoli (Woburn Police Department, retired), both of whom were severely injured in the line of duty, will talk about their experiences and struggles following their injuries. They will also discuss the policies and procedures they feel need to be in place to protect members of law enforcement who are injured and unable to continue working.

The event is free and open to law enforcement only. Register by completing this form and faxing it to the number listed on the form.

The event is sponsored by V.I.P.O., the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police Association, the Middlesex County Chiefs of Police Association, the Massachusetts State Police and the New England State Police Information Network.

Members of the media may RSVP for the event or arrange interviews by contacting John Guilfoil by emailing [email protected] or calling 617-993-0003.

About V.I.P.O.:
The Violently Injured Police Officers (V.I.P.O.) Organization, founded by Massachusetts police officers, is a support group for law enforcement officers who have sustained serious, permanent injuries during a violent encounter in the line of duty.

V.I.P.O. is a recognized nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.