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Pawtucket Unveils Plaque Honoring Fallen Heroes

PAWTUCKET– The City of Pawtucket, Mayor Donald R. Grebien, and the Pawtucket Hall of Fame honored members of the Police and Fire Departments that lost their lives in the line of duty on Monday, October 15, 2018, in Pawtucket City Hall.


Patricia S. Zacks, Chair, of the Pawtucket Hall of Fame, said, “We are honored to have played a key role in having a memorial plaque placed in the lobby of City Hall in memory of Pawtucket’s dedicated Fire Fighters and Police Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives protecting our residents.” She noted that every first responder who has given up their life protecting Pawtucket’s residents is listed on the plaque. 


“I wish to thank to Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee Members, Cheryl Babiec and Henry Rosenthal, whose efforts led to the placing of the memorial plaque at City Hall,” says Zacks.


“On behalf of the City, we would like to recognize the sacrifices made by our first responders for the protection of those residents. While everybody is running away from an emergency situation, every day our first responders respond quickly running towards danger putting their lives’ in jeopardy,” says Mayor Donald R. Grebien.  


“The Police and Fire unions have erected memorials to remember their own fallen comrades and the City has now taken this opportunity to publicly recognize the ultimate sacrifice given by these heroic individuals.”


The City of Pawtucket will continue to recognize these first responders who have given their ultimate sacrifice on this plaque. 



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