Woburn Cops To Be Honored At State Level
Several officers chosen for major awards.
Several Woburn Police officers will be honored by two state groups for outstanding police work in the last year.
Woburn Police Officer Robert DeNapoli was chosen to win a Medal of Valor from the state Executive Office of Public Safety for his response to the jewelry store robbery in September of 2011. Officer Mark Gibbons will receive the Medal of Honor for his role in the response, as well.
Both men will be honored in a large ceremony with police officers from all over the state Tuesday, Oct. 23 at UMass-Boston.
At the 2011 ceremony, Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire was posthumously honored with the Medal of Honor.
The Massachusetts Police Association (MPA) is also awarding four Woburn Police officers with the Livesaving Award. Woburn Police Officer Dana Gately, Officer Mark O'Hearn, Officer Paul Doherty and Detective Brian McManus were chosen for their actions in responding to a cry for help from Horn Pond.
Officer Gately went into the water to save a man and his daughter who had fallen into the water from a kayak.
According to Alissa Burke of the MPA, the Lifesaving Award is "presented yearly to police officers from around the state who have demonstrated unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save a life at considerable risk to themselves."
The four police officers will be honored Thursday, Oct. 25 at a ceremony in Plymouth.