For Immediate Release: 5/15/2019 1:15 pm
The annual Worcester Police Memorial Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 9:30 AM. The ceremony will take place at Worcester Police Headquarters at the flag pole rotary.
The ceremony honors retired members of the Worcester Police Department who passed away in 2018. The tradition has been carried on since the late 1800’s. The event coincides with National Police Week to be held in Washington D.C.
Chief Steven M. Sargent will preside over the ceremony. The event will include the traditional bell-ringing and wreath laying ceremony.
This year, the Worcester Police Department will honor the memory of:
Deputy Chief Paul F. Campbell
Lt. Edward J. Provencal
Lt. James W. Richardson
Lt. Richard N. Sargent
Sgt. Joseph C. Legor
Sgt. Angelo P. Naples
Patrolman John P. Budzinski
Patrolman Alfred R. Chaput
Patrolman George M. Coleman
Patrolman Andrew Harris
Patrolman Robert F. Jaston
Patrolman Michael F. Montiverdi
Patrolman James M. Shugrue
Patrolman Earl G. St John
Additionally, the Worcester Police Department also will be honoring Patrolman Leon Moody who passed away on September 9, 1932. He was 44 years old at the time of his death. Officer Moody’s death was result of internal injuries he received while on duty. His sacrifice was rightfully recognized earlier this week where his name was placed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall.
The public is encouraged to attend the memorial ceremony.