It’s been a rough time lately for Massachusetts police — and even quasi-cops.
First up, a 21-year veteran of the Boston police force was literally stripped of his badge after he was brought up on federal corruption charges.
Another cop with 21 years on the force has been suspended after allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face.
Still on the lam is a Boston police dispatcher who is accused of stabbing her husband to death.
And in the doghouse — literally — is a North Andover police dog who attacked a dispatcher.
Hard times for the men in blue… and women and dogs, too, apparently.