Methuen Police Conduct ‘No-Shave November’ for Cancer Research

Detective Rick Pilz, Officer Mark Aiello, Detective Keith Frost, and Officer Shawn Tardif, show off their stubble as they begin to grow out their facial hair for No-Shave November. (Methuen Police Department photograph.)

The Methuen Police Department is participating in “No-Shave November” to raise money for cancer research and raise awareness.

Chief Joseph Solomon and Tommy McMenamon Jr., president of Methuen Police Patrolman’s Union, said Methuen police officers will make donations in order to grow out their facial hair and the union will match every donation. Money raised will be donated to Cops for Kids With Cancer.

“Our department is constantly looking for ways to get involved in fundraising efforts to help those who are in need,” Solomon said. “Unfortunately, cancer has touched the lives of so many people including children. Increasing awareness and funding for cancer research is important to us as a department, and this event is a great way for us to get involved and raise money for the kids.”

“This event is near and dear to our hearts. Each member of our organization has been affected by the loss of a family member or friend to this horrible disease,” McMenamon said. “To think of a child fighting this disease only furthers our commitment to help in any way possible, and we are proud of the officers represented by this union who are willing to come together and be part of a great cause to draw awareness in our fight against cancer.”

Methuen police are challenging all area police departments to join them in participating in No-Shave November.