Permanent memorial dedicated at police station Tuesday.
On the second anniversary of Officer Jack Maguire's death, the Woburn Police dedicated a permanent memorial to fallen officers. The memorial, a black granite obelisk, will bear the names of Woburn Police officers who have given the "ultimate sacrifice" in the line of duty, said Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin during Tuesday's ceremony. Watch the complete ceremony by clicking on the video to the right of this text. The obelisk features the officers' names and the date of their "last call to duty." Chuck Maguire, the brother of Jack, said briefly before the ceremony Tuesday: "Wish we didn't need this [memorial]." Honored on the memorial are: WOBURN PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates | Pinterest | Instagram
Family, friends raise money in name of late WPD Officers Jack Gibbons and Jack Maguire this month.
When a police officer falls in the line of duty, it brings the entire community together in the face of tragedy. There may be candlelight vigils, messages of support for the family, and a funeral service attended by hundreds of fellow police brothers and sisters. The death and its aftershocks serve as a reminder of the risks and sacrifices those in uniform face every day and the loss is felt by everyone in the community. But, sometimes it only takes a single message from a loved-one to bring home the full impact of the loss. Kelly Gibbons wrote on a Facebook page dedicated to her father, the late Woburn Police Officer Jack Gibbons III: "I got better at finding my shoes, but... I still tend to make a mess. Wish you were here." That …