For all first responders who go above and beyond the line of duty, we salute you.

Our second recipient of many for our First Responder of the Month award, sponsored by our good friends over at Southcoast Health and ProGroup Contracting, has been nominated for not only doing her job, but for exceeding expectations, all in the service of her community.

Without further ado, your First Responder for the Month for April 2019 is Police Officer Alyson Rego of the Rochester Police Department.

Rego received numerous submissions at, making her the obvious choice for this award. One nomination letter mentioned Rego's compassion and dedication to the community, as well as lending a hand to residents of Rochester to help with local events:

"Aly Rego has always wanted to make an impact on her local community. She goes above and beyond to make sure she protects and gets to know her residents around Rochester. She helps children with their lemonade stands, shovels driveways for her elderly neighbor and stays informed about her local community organizations. Aly, is young at heart, but mature in the aspect of life. She’s a great role model and a wonderful first responder!” -Anonymous

Rego was on her way back to the police station from a court case when we got the call from Chief Robert Small that she would be available for a short period of time if we planned on meeting her, and she was indeed surprised. Southcoast Health gave Rego a lovely Southcoast Health-themed basket, ProGroup Contracting gave Rego a Yeti Cooler and some flowers for her bees (she's a beekeeper on the side when she's not protecting her town) and Fun 107 provided a $100 gift card to Dunkin'.

Immediately after receiving her gifts and receiving the honor of First Responder of the Month for April, Rego went straight to her personal social media, full of happiness and kind words:

If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their hard work and commitment as a first responder, nominate them below so we can honor them for their selfless acts of courage, compassion and loyalty to the job force they signed up for, knowing that there would and will be challenging days ahead of them.

Kudos, Ms. Rego, keep up the great work!

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