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Robert Achille

Photos by Greg Derr

Patrol officer, Hingham

Tell us about yourself.

“I enjoy doing homework with the boys – it is an everyday affair.”

“I am easygoing and easy to get along with.”

“I don’t take anything too personally. If you do, it will eat you up.”


RANK: Patrol officer


BIO: Achille grew up in Hingham and graduated from Hingham High School in 1994. He worked in the automotive repair business for nine years. He was hired as a Hingham patrol officer in 2003 and is a member of the department’s traffic division. He is also part of Project Lifesaver, a rapid response initiative used to locate adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, dementia or other disorders. He lives in Hingham with his wife, Kelly, and three sons, Ryan, 9, Tony, 7 and Breece, 18 months.

What did you want to be when you were a kid? "A professional fisherman."

What would you have been if not a police officer? "I would have been in the Armed Services."

Best advice you ever got: "Life is too short. Enjoy it while you can."

Person who gave it to you: "My Dad."

What do you do in your spare time? "I love to fish and spend time with my wife and family."