Thursday, December 27, 2012
A permanent memorial was dedicated at the Woburn Police Department Tuesday, two years after Wilmington resident and Woburn officer Jack Maguire was killed in action.
On the second anniversary of Wilmington resident and Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire's death, Woburn Police dedicated a permanent memorial to fallen officers. The memorial, a black granite obelisk, will bear the names of Woburn Police officers who have given the "ultimate sacrifice" in the line of duty, said Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin during Tuesday's ceremony. Watch the complete ceremony by clicking on the video to the right of this text. The obelisk features the officers' names and the date of their "last call to duty," including Maguire Chuck Maguire, the brother of Jack, said briefly before the ceremony Tuesday: "I wish we didn't need this [memorial]." Honored on the memorial are:
Friday, July 20, 2012
The bill has passed both the House and Senate this week.
A bill the toughens sentences for violent repeat-offenders passed the Senate today after having been overwhelmingly in the House Wednesday evening. The so-called "three-strikes" law eliminates parole for someone convicted three times of one of 40 or so violent crimes, with at least one conviction having carried a minimum three-year prison term. It passed the House with a vote of 139-14. In the Senate, it passed 31-7. The movement to pass the law was fueled, in part, by outrage over the murder of Woburn Police Officer and Wilmington resident Jack Maguire in 2010. Officer Maguire was responding to an armed robbery at Kohl's in the middle of a blizzard on December 26, 2010 when he engaged in a gunfight with a fleeing robber. The suspect, a …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Wilmington resident and Woburn officer was killed on year ago.
One year ago today, many of us were huddled in our homes, waiting out one of the winter's many blizzards. But Woburn Police Officer and Wilmington resident Jack Maguire was one of many patrolmen on the streets that night, responding to calls throughout the night. Officer Maguire took his last call shortly after 8 p.m. when he responded to Kohls for a report of an armed robbery. He was shot and killed by the robber, who he fatally wounded before his death. Over the last year, the city said goodbye to Officer Maguire in a moving funeral ceremony and remembered him with the start of a scholarship in his honor. The scholarship began as a partnership between the Woburn Police and Maguire family last year. Over the year, the group has raised $64…
Woburn officer, Wilmington resident was killed in the line of duty one year ago.
One year ago, Woburn Police Officer and Wilmington resident John "Jack" Maguire was killed in the line of duty responding to an armed robbery at Kohl's. Patch visited Jack at Woodbrook Cemetery last week and found that a beautiful gravestone has been installed at his grave. Rest in peace, Officer Maguire.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Officer John "Jack" Maguire was honored posthumously with one of the state's most prestigious awards.
The last time the Woburn Police Department boarded a bus and headed toward Route 93 on Montvale Avenue, it was to attend the funeral of Officer John "Jack" Maguire, a Wilmington resident, on Dec. 31, 2010. On Friday, WPD was back on a bus driving on Montvale Avenue. This time it was to honor Officer Maguire at the State House. Officer John "Jack" Maguire was honored posthumously for his bravery on Dec. 26, 2010 in the Friday afternoon ceremony. That night, in the middle of a blizzard, Officer Maguire stopped, shot and killed an armed robber. Officer Maguire was also killed in the gunfight. Almost one year later, Officer Maguire's family—wife, Desiree, and children, Bryan, Tara and Sean—accepted the Trooper George L. Hanna Memorial Award …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Woburn Police Officer John "Jack" Maguire was given a posthumous award at the State House Friday.
Woburn Police were on hand Friday afternoon to accept a posthumous award for WPD Officer John "Jack" Maguire, a Wilmington resident, who was killed in the line of duty last December. Officer Maguire was given the Medal of Honor during the Trooper George L. Hanna, Jr. 28th Annual Memorial Awards for Bravery Ceremony at the State House in Boston. Check back Monday at 6 a.m. for more photos from the ceremony.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A pre-trial hearing was scheduled for Monday, but was not held in Middlesex Superior Court.
Three men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire were scheduled to be back in Middlesex Superior Court Monday afternoon for a pre-trial hearing. However, none of the attorneys for the defendants filed any motions and the hearing was cancelled. Arthur Cinelli, 50, of Newburyport, Scott Hanright, 19, of Wakefield and Kevin Dingwell, 41, of Wakefield were indicted on a series of charges related to the shooting death of Officer Maguire on Dec. 26 in superior court in April. All three men pleaded not guilty in court April 6. Lawyers for the trio have been in court several times since April, but proceedings were delayed by Cinelli requesting a new attorney. Stephen Weymouth, a Boston lawyer, was …