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Historic moment – three female captains now serve on the police force

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  For the first time in the history of the Revere Police Department, three female captains now serve on the department – after one was promoted last Friday morning. Maria A. La Vita was promoted from the rank of Lieutenant to Captain; Lynn M. Romboli from the rank of Sergeant to Lieutenant; and Jon Richard-Gibson from Patrolman/Detective to Sergeant. The female captains are Maria La Vita, Amy O’Hara and Michelle Mangino.


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Sons Sawyer and Silas pinned a captain badge onto their mother, Maria La Vita.
Command staff members Police Captain Amy O’Hara, Executive Officer Sean Randall and Police Chief David Callahan congratulate the newly promoted officers (in center).
Shown from left to right: Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Lt. Lynn Romboli, Capt. Maria La Vita, Capt. Amy O’Hara, Sgt. Jon Richard-Gibson, Police Chief David Callahan and Revere Police Department Executive Officer Sean Randall.
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Mayor Brian Arrigo thanked the officers’ families for their sacrifice.
Shown from left to right: Captain Maria La Vita’s sister, Kathy Fish; wife Teresa La Vita; son Sawyer La Vita; Captain La Vita; her mother, Kathy La Vita; and son Silas La Vita.
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Detective Lieutenant Maria La Vita was promoted to Captain.
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Police Sergeant Lynn Romboli was promoted to Lieutenant.
Sgt. Jon Richard-Gibson is pictured with his wife, Amanda.
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Police Officer/Detective Jon Richard-Gibson was promoted to Sergeant.
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Shown from left to right: Sergeant Jon Richard-Gibson, Captain Maria La Vita, Detective Doug Zingali, Lieutenant Lynn Romboli, Crime Analyst Sarah White and Detective Sergeant Stacey Bruzzese.
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Christopher pinned a lieutenant badge onto his mother, Lynn Romboli.
Police Chief David Callahan congratulates newly promoted Sgt. Jon Richard-Gibson.
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Police Chief David Callahan said last Friday was a historic day – the first time that three female captains now serve on the force. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)
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Amanda pinned a sergeant badge onto her husband, Jon Richard-Gibson.

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