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Worcester Police to Honor Memory of 15 Officers During Ceremony on Sunday

Friday, May 05, 2017

 

The Worcester Police Department will honor the memory of 15 police officers during their annual memorial ceremony. 

The ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 7 at 9 a.m. at the Worcester Police Headquarters at the flag pole rotary. 

The ceremony honors retired members of the Worcester Police Department who passed away in 2015 and 2016. The tradition has been carried on since the late 1800’s. 

The event goes along with National Police Week which is held in Washington D.C. 

After the presentation of colors and the national anthem, introductory remarks will be given by Chief Steven M. Sargent and City Manager Edward M. Augustus. 

The event will also include the traditional bell-ringing and wreath laying ceremony.

Worcester Police Department will honor the memory of:

  • Chief John J. Hanlon
  • Lieutenant Joseph P. Ferraro
  • Lieutenant John L. Hackett
  • Sergeant Philip S. Riordan
  • Sergeant William R. Benedict
  • Sergeant Matteo A. Bisceglia
  • Patrolman Henry Arguijo
  • Patrolman Richard Fazio
  • Patrolman Daniel A. Guadagnoli
  • Patrolman Paul L. Hackett
  • Patrolman Frank A. Hopkins
  • Patrolman Gerald Perna
  • Patrolman James T. Purcell
  • Patrolman John A. Simone
  • Patrolman Philip Swallow
 

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