Statement of Dedham Police Chief Michael D’Entremont

Dedham Police Patch (JGPR Scan)

Dedham Police Department
Michael J. D’Entremont
Chief of Police
600 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-742-3922
Email: [email protected]

Statement of Dedham Police Chief Michael D’Entremont Regarding Conviction of  Former Police Officer

DEDHAM — Chief Michael D’Entremont offers the following statement in regards to today’s news that a former Dedham police officer was convicted of accessory before the fact to the kidnapping of James Robertson, the Avon father kidnapped from his family home on New Year’s Day 2014 and found murdered in the woods of Upton, Mass., about two years later, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey.

“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the detectives and prosecutors who ensured justice was properly administered in this case,” said Dedham Police Chief Michael J. D’Entremont. “Schoener has been found guilty of abusing the sacred trust placed by the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in police officers and the municipal police badge. His actions jeopardized that trust, and there is no room for individuals who engage in this type of conduct in the profession of policing.”

The former officer has resigned from the Dedham Police Department. Two other men were convicted October 11, 2018, in the kidnapping and murder of Robertson. A Norfolk County District Attorney press release from that conviction with additional information can be reviewed here.