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Burlington Police Department Announces Pair of Promotions

Both of the promoted officers were born and raised in Burlington.

Lt. Michael McDade (Left), Chief Michael Kent, and Sgt. Matthew Leary at Monday's promotional ceremony. (Burlington Police Photo)
Lt. Michael McDade (Left), Chief Michael Kent, and Sgt. Matthew Leary at Monday's promotional ceremony. (Burlington Police Photo)
Two veteran members of the Burlington Police Department were recently rewarded for their combined 30-plus years of service, as they earned promotions within the department.

The department announced that Sgt. Michael McDade has been promoted to lieutenant and Det. Matthew H. Leary was promoted to sergeant.

According to the Burlington Police Department, McDade has been an officer in the department since 1993, currently overseeing the Firearm Licensing Unit. McDade has also worked patrol, traffic court proceedings, and managed the Mountain Bike Unit.

Born and raised in Burlington, McDade still lives in town with his wife, Ann-Margret. McDade has been a sergeant in for Burlington Police since 2002, and also worked as the Community Service Supervisor for the department.

Leary joined the Burlington Police Department in 2003, and is the department's firearms instruction. In addition, he is a member of the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) Regional Response Team.

As a detective since 2007, Leary is also a Certified Sexual Assault Investigator and a Certified Background Inspector.

Born and raised in Burlington, Leary currently lives in Medford with his wife Molly and his two children.

"I am very proud of our new Lieutenant McDade and Sergeant Leary," said Burlington Police Chief Michael Kent. "These two individuals represent the highest standards of modern law enforcement, which the Burlington Police Department strides to uphold every day. The future of the Burlington Police Department is very bright!"

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