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Two RHS alumni sworn in as Revere Police Officers

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  Revere Police Officers John Papasodora and Giana Berkowitz were sworn in on Wednesday afternoon, surrounded by family, city officials and fellow police officers, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

  Berkowitz is a Revere High 2017 alum and graduated from Salem State University, majoring in criminal justice. Patrolwoman Berkowitz says she’s excited to start the job and glad to do be alongside Papasodora – with whom she participated in the police academy. Papasodora graduated from Revere High in 2013 and studied accounting at Bryant University.

  “I’m thankful for the opportunity and excited to see what the future holds,” said Papasodora, whose late father, Peter, served the city as a Revere police sergeant.

Mayor Brian Arrigo (far left) and Police Chief David Callahan (far right) congratulated the new officers.
State Rep. Jeff Turco (in center) with the incoming officers, Giana Berkowitz and John Papasodora (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)
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City Clerk Ashley Melnik swore in the incoming officers.
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Police Chief David Callahan thanked councillors and Mayor Brian Arrigo for their support of law enforcement. He said both officers are excellent candidates and graduated from Revere High School.
Police Officer Jon Papasodora with family and others, pictured from left to right: Police Chief David Callahan, Papasodora’s girlfriend, Aliza Anderson, aunt Angelina, Officer Papasodora, mother Denise, sister Taylor, brother Joseph and family friend Anthony Fabbo.
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His girlfriend, Aliza Anderson, pinned Police Officer John Papasodora.
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Police Chief David Callahan is pictured with the Papasodora family.
Mayor Brian Arrigo thanked the Berkowitz and Papasodora families for their sacrifices, as a police officer is not a 9 to 5 profession.
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Revere Police Chief David Callahan is pictured with the Berkowitz family.
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Police Officer Giana Berkowitz was pinned by her father, Alan, on Wednesday afternoon inside the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
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Pictured from left to right: Ward 3 City Councillor Anthony Cogliandro, Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Police Officer Giana Berkowitz, Police Officer John Papasodora, Police Chief David Callahan, Executive Officer Sean Randall, Councillor-at-Large/Mayoral Candidate Gerry Visconti, Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky, School Committee Member John Kingston and State Rep. Jeff Turco.
Police Chief David Callahan congratulated the new officers, Giana Berkowitz and John Papasodora.
Police Office Giana Berkowitz and family, shown from left to right: grandfather Richard Adreani, grandmother Myrna Adreani, Officer Berkowitz and parents Rosa and Alan Berkowitz.

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