Fall River police and city officials said Tuesday the recent seizure of four illegal guns are proof that a recent joint federal, state and local effort to combat violent crime is working.
This year, the Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Task Force has taken 30 guns off the streets.
"You can imagine how many robberies were prevented, how many stickups were prevented, how many shootings were prevented had these guns and the other 26 guns not been taken off the street and those felons incapacitated for illegally possessing those guns," said Chief Daniel Racine of the Fall River Police Department.
Mayor Will Flanagan agreed that the effort is helping the city become a safer place.
"To date, zero homicides in the city of Fall River. Compare that to other communities, that's not happening right now. And we're making arrests daily based upon the intelligence that we have and the resources that we have here in the city of Fall River," Flanagan said.
Flanagan on Tuesday handed out awards to the Fall River officers who participate in the task force.
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