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Worcester Police Memorial Ceremony to be Held on Sunday, May 7th

For Immediate Release: 5/4/2017 3:10 pm

Worcester, MA (May 4, 2017) - The annual Worcester Police Memorial Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 7th 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 2015 and 2016. 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.

Following 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.

This year, the 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

The public is encouraged to attend the memorial ceremony.

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