Adam Taj

June 2022

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Adam Taj was recognized for his wide-ranging service to his neighbors and his community.

“When we created the Norfolk County Hero Award, we did so hoping to be able to recognize the kinds of residents who don’t hesitate to help out others in need,” said Sheriff McDermott. “Adam is exactly that kind of person, always looking for opportunities to make life better for those who need assistance. It would be admirable to see this kind of spirit in any person, but in someone Adam’s age, it’s simply inspiring.”

During the 2021/22 winter storms, Adam garnered local attention for asking his mother to stop so he could help shovel out a woman whose car had been snowed in her driveway. Realizing that they lacked a shovel, Adam asked his mother to let him use his own money to purchase a shovel, which he used to help free his neighbor’s car.

This generous act was also part of a much larger pattern of good works that Adam has become known for in his community. Whether by volunteering to help students with autism at his school or helping to clean up his neighborhood, Adam has developed a reputation as someone who simply wants to help anyone who needs it.

“I just want to say to everyone that you can help anyone, your neighbors, your friends, and strangers,” said Adam. “Help in any way you can and remember if you do things in your life, whether good or bad, it will come back to you. So always do your best.”




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Press Releases

Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office and Sharon Police Department to Host Free Summer Safety Fest at Crescent Ridge in Sharon
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Man for Several Years of Unpaid Child Support
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Alerts Residents of Potential Scam
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Are You OK? Program Saves Life of Norfolk County Senior
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NCSO Superintendent Danielle Frane Receives Spirit of MAWLE Leadership Award for Women in Law Enforcement
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Norfolk County Correctional Officer Receives Meritorious Recognition from Commonwealth for Lifesaving Efforts
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Residents Enjoy Sheriff’s Summer Safety Fest at Merrymount Beach
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NCSO Lieutenant Receives Massachusetts Medal of Lifesaving for Actions to Save Victim of Motorcycle Accident
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Norfolk County Sheriff, DA, and Treasurer Host Public Safety Alliance Summit
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NCSO Welcomes New Comfort Dog K9 Officer
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Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott Doubles Investment in Youth Leadership Academy by Expanding to Franklin
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Norfolk County Sheriff Appoints Danielle Frane as New Superintendent
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Norfolk County Sheriff McDermott Appoints Chris Bell as Special Sheriff
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Norfolk County Sheriffs Office Graduates First Class of Female Justice-Involved Individuals from Program with New England Wildlife
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Norfolk County Sheriffs Office Intercepts $14K Worth of Suboxone in Attempted Smuggling
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Awarded $25K Grant for Substance Abuse Treatment Program
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Updates “Coffee with the Sheriff” Dates, Locations
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Sheriff Patrick McDermott Announces New “Coffee with the Sheriff” Series
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Norfolk County Sheriff's Office Swears In New Class of Corrections Officers, Promotes Captains and Lieutenants
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Norfolk County Sheriff's Office to Host Holiday Happenings
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Awarded Accreditation from National Commission on Correctional Health Care
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Norfolk County Sheriffs Office Recognizes John King as Norfolk County Hero
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Sheriff Patrick McDermott Participates in Roundtable on Probation and Parole Practices with Robert Kraft and REFORM Alliance Group
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Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott Named to Body Camera Taskforce
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Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott Selected for National Inaugural Jail Administration Course
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Cohasset Eagle Scout Eric Hense as Norfolk County Hero
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office to Host Back-to-School Family Movie Night
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NCSO Recognizes Tyler Forgeron as Norfolk County Hero
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NCSO Receives Grant to Help Break Down Language Barriers for Victims
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Nate Galante as Norfolk County Hero
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Academy Expands to Franklin
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NCSO Hosts Blood Drive in Honors of The Mighty Quinn
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Cynthia Lewis as Norfolk County Hero
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office to Host Blood Drive in Honor of “The Mighty Quinn”
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Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Awarded Competitive Perkins Grant to Develop Workforce Training Program
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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Awards Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office $700K Grant to Expand Opioid Treatment Program
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Sheriff Patrick W. McDermott Launches “Norfolk County Heroes” Initiative
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Sheriff McDermott Praises “Are You OK” Program for Recent Saves of Two Norfolk County Residents
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Patrick McDermott Sworn In as Norfolk County Sheriff
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