Special to The Advocate
As part of Police Week, Mayor Carlo DeMaria joined the Everett Police Department for their memorial ceremony to honor all the police officers who are no longer with us.
Wreaths were placed outside of the Everett Police Station on Elm Street to commemorate and honor all departed officers who have served.
Police officers put their lives on the line every day they come to work to protect and serve everyone in the community. Unfortunately, some are not able to make it back home to their loved ones at the end of the day.
Currently, only three Everett police officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. Officers Thomas Keefe, end of watch: February 28, 1902; John Lonergan, end of watch: May 10, 1926; and William Staples, end of watch: May 5, 1926.
“I’d like to thank those officers for giving their lives to protect Everett residents back then,” said Mayor DeMaria. “I pray that this list is never updated and every one of our courageous officers makes it home safe to their loved ones after every shift.”
Mayor DeMaria and the City of Everett would like to thank all the past and current men and women of the Everett Police Department who have chosen to serve the residents of Everett. We remember and reflect upon on all the selfless officers who have served this great City and are no longer with us. Your service does not go unnoticed.