June 10 2015

Burlington Police Welcome Two New Officers

By: Rich Hosford

The Burlington Police Department welcomed two new members onto the force during the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night. 

At the recommendation of Police Chief Michael Kent, Town Administrator John Petrin appointed Gregory Gough and Patrick Lyons as full-time police officers in the department. Both men are Burlington residents. 

"We are pleased to welcome officer Gough and officer Lyons to the Burlington Police Department," Chief Kent said in a written statement. "I know their training and experience in the field will be greatly beneficial to this police force. We look forward to increasing our manpower to add to the quality of service we provide residents every day."

Gough comes to the department from the Farmington Police Department in New Hampshire, where he worked as a patrolman since 2012, Kent said. He is the son of Michael and Donna Gough, of Burlington. He graduated from the MBTA Transit Police Academy and completed the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council course. Gough also holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology from Curry College.

Since September 2014, Officer Lyons worked at the Boston University Police Department, Kent said. The year prior, he was a patrolman at the Laconia Police Department in New Hampshire. He is the son of Thomas and Maureen Lyons, of Burlington. Lyons earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Westfield State University. He also completed the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council Academy. 

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