Woburn monument honors fallen police officers
Three Woburn police officers who died while on duty were honored today with a newly erected memorial on the grounds of the Woburn police station, city officials said.
The names of three officers are etched in the black granite obelisk: John “Jack” Maguire, John Gibbons III, and Edward Tedesco.
Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin said the 9-feet-tall, 15,000-pound monument recognizes officers who were on duty when they died.
“What we’re recognizing today are officers not only killed in the line of duty, but also those who were on duty,” Galvin said in a telephone interview.
A crowd of over a hundred people came to the unveiling of the monument, including many retired police officers and other public safety officials, Galvin said.
“The names of these officers serve as a reminder of the risks that all of our public safety officers face on a daily basis as they perform their duties keeping the fine citizens of our great city safe,” Galvin said at the unveiling this afternoon.Sarah N. Mattero can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.