For Immediate Release: 5/13/2013 11:54 am
Worcester, MA (May 13, 2013) - The Worcester Police Department expended $47,171.48 for the security detail at the Graham, Putnam, and Mahoney Funeral Parlor. The detail began midday on Friday, May 3, 2013 and concluded on the evening of Thursday, May 9, 2013.
The cost of the detail covered the overtime salary of the officers and supervisors assigned to 24- hour coverage. The supervisors assigned to the detail were from the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant. Deputy Police Chief Steven Sargent coordinated the security efforts as part of his regular assignment as the Chief of Operations.
The department will examine all opportunities for reimbursement from the state and federal government. We do not believe that these costs are a local responsibility.