Woburn honors officers killed in line of duty
WOBURN, Mass. (WHDH) -- Local heroes were honored Wednesday as Woburn marked a solemn anniversary. Police officer Jack McGuire was killed two years ago while responding to a robbery.
The city paid tribute to him along with many others who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Outside the Woburn Police Department stands a new memorial to officers killed in the line of duty.
“It’s good to see the city is still supporting us and all the people of Woburn,” said Charles Maguire, Officer Jack Maguire’s brother.
The dedication of the new memorial comes two years to the day that Officer Jack Maguire was gunned down during a shootout with Domenic Cenelli at a Kohl’s during a blizzard.
Cenelli was also killed. He was out on parole despite being sentenced to three life terms.
Officer Maguire’s family hopes the memorial reminds everyone that public servants risk their lives every day.
“So the people don't forget -- so the people don't forget the sacrifice. Public servants make sacrifices every day. The firemen in upstate New York, they go to a fire, they get killed. My brother goes to Kohl’s in a snowstorm and gets killed. This helps to remind people of the hard work that the policemen and fire departments do,” Charles Maguire said.
The memorial also added two other Woburn officers’ names who died on duty.
“The names of these officers serves as a reminder of the risk all of our public safety officers face on a daily basis,” said Mayor Scott Galvin, Woburn.
The memorial stands 9-feet tall and weighs 15,000 pounds.