How Drunk Do You Have To Be If You’re A Cop In Uniform And You Got Kicked Out Of The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade For Calling Your Boss The C Word?

How Drunk Do You Have To Be If You’re A Cop In Uniform And You Got Kicked Out Of The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade For Calling Your Boss The C Word?

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MasslivePolice Chief William R. Jebb announced Friday that he has suspended Lt. John Provonost for five days for his actions during the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade during which Provonost appeared to be intoxicated, acted belligerently and ultimately had to be placed in protective custody. Jebb made the announcement after an internal investigation by the department determined that Provonost “violated multiple rules and regulations for our department.”

Though off duty at the time to voluntarily march with the roughly 45 members of Chicopee police contingent to the parade, Provonost was in public and wearing his Chicopee Police uniform. He was not carrying a a firearm, however, Jebb said. Immediately after the parade, Provonost was placed on administrative leave.  In addition to the five days without pay, Provonost will be removed from his post as head of the department’s training department. When he returns to work, he will be assigned to be the daytime supervisor for the uniform shift. According to a statement by Jebb, the investigation determined that Provonost toward the end of the parade became belligerent. He also “appeared to be inebriated.”

Jebb and other members of the department who were present attempted to have Provonost ride in a police cruiser for the remainder of the parade, but he refused. At that point, he was asked to leave the parade formation, and he started walking away. Other officers had to go with him to make sure he was not injured. He was eventually loaded into a police cruiser, driven to the Chicopee police department.

You know we generally stand by the police at Turtleboy Sports. But this guy is obviously completely insane and the fact that he’s allowed to have a badge and a gun is somewhat alarming. I would imagine that his coworkers on the Chicopee Police force are probably used to his shenanigans. After all, stumbling around drunk in a parade and calling the chief a “fucking cunt” (sources tell Turtleboy Sports that this was the final straw)  isn’t the first batshit crazy thing John Pronovost has done.

Like that time he got into a cussing and chest-bumping match with the former mayor of Chicopee at a polling place.

Oh, and in a completely SANE move, Lt. Provonost set up ghost detectors in the police station. Ya know because he claimed he could communicate with the dead. Then when a captain (who I believe outranks him) said something to him about it, Provonost allegedly responded by putting a gun to his head. Perfectly SANE thing to do. Then when the Captain reported it, HE was the one who ended up facing charges of “filing a false police report,” only to be found not guilty in a court of law.

Look, I know a stumbling drunk when I see one. And this right here is the face of a stumblin drunk:

But do you understand how drunk you have to be to get kicked out of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day parade? It’s like the Worcester parade, except on ratchet steroids. If you can barely stand or speak English, you’ll fit right in. It takes a LOT to get kicked out. And they even tried to hide him from embarrassing himself by offering to let him ride in the cruiser. But when you’re one of those guys who’s been on the job for so long and you’re never, ever wrong, you don’t take good advice seriously.



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14 Comment(s)
  • Mike Wilk
    May 25, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    But this is how we roll in the CPD. Also we beat handcuffed women when we know we’re being taped so we can let the City Council hold a closed door meeting on how much it’s going to cost the taxpayers. Sometimes we even bring folks up on charges for what they post on Facebook, just because. Oh…by the way I’m Mike Wilk – not really a cop, just the mouthpiece for the Chicopee Police Department.

  • Riggins
    April 2, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Let’s see taking pics of a poor girls murdered body and sharing them with their friends like baseball cards . Being drunk at an event that’s invites it and saying a few choice words to your boss off duty, then being totally humiliated on live video and the officers around him acting as they walk on water – I can imagine what goes on in that room and I can assure you it isn’t usually that routine
    I may be in the minority however adding up all of his actions on that day set aside for the purpose of drinking in no way that video should of ever been released.
    Purpose and intent smoothers that whole incident – if I was PC’ed for sharing my view on my supervisor I would be doing LIFE with no chance of PAROLE according to CHICOPEE LAW.
    They are a secretive, private and clickie department, if this makes video than I can’t wait for the sequel to be released when one of their CHOSEN ones puts a beating on a suspect or acts inappropriately…..Never ever would of been handled like this by The Holyoke Police Dept. – they are old school – professional and loyal. The next time a CPD contingent crosses the bridge stop in and get a lesson on Policing at the HPD

  • Thug Banker
    March 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I call my boss a cunt all the time, but only behind his back because I’m too much of a pussy to say it to his face.

  • Turd Burglestein
    March 25, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Most people don’t know this but snorting a line of Oxy Clean is the same popping three Oxycodone.

    • Marie Guilmette's Weasened Whiskerbiscuit
      March 25, 2017 at 11:07 am

      On the other hand, most people know that I smuggle shoplifted flat screen televisions in my ginormous gash and trade them out for heroin because my worthless husband Robert used up our EBT bennies on food this month before I had a chance to sell them on facebook.

  • BobnMic
    March 25, 2017 at 10:03 am

    “But when you’re one of those guys who’s been on the job for so long and you’re never, ever wrong, you don’t take good advice seriously.”

    Not fair, TB! I, for one, have taken all good advice from fellow commenters and a certain South Shore writer. That’s why I gave half assed “apologies” and kept counter punching.

  • Single mom
    March 25, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Anybody buying stamps 80 for 50?

  • Wabbitt
    March 25, 2017 at 7:20 am

    And this lush was in charge of training. Certainly says a lot about Chicopee.

  • Strata
    March 25, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Apparently a long history of really bad behavior but still on the job. How long would any of you folks last in a private sector job if you pulled any of these stunts?

    Why wasn’t he arrested for public intoxication. Rhetorical question (I know why)

  • Light one up
    March 24, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    3 words – Physical Fitness Test

  • Coach
    March 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Coach says: Wait for it……he will go out for “assistance” and then he will request arbitration and then he will get the golden kiss. Watch the money people. It is YOUR money.

  • ZephyrCat
    March 24, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I’m a stupid moron with an ugly face and a smelly butt…..and I like to kiss my own butt.

  • Erin
    March 24, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Very sad. Many police officers and medical professionals and are also addicts. The long, crazy, hours and traumatic stuff we see and experience are huge, contributing factors. Alcohol is abused more often than not as its easy to get and legal if you’re 21+. I hope this guy gets the help he needs.

  • SloanWilson
    March 24, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    He can bend spoon so with his mind too! Carries crystals in his pocket. Yep trains new officers and carries a gun. Only in Chicopee.

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