Springfield Police held its annual Memorial Ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
The event is part of National Police Week and is dedicated to the memory of 17 Springfield police officers who sacrificed their lives while in the performance of their duties:
Thomas Miller 10/05/1675
Daniel Donovan 09/29/1908
Adelbert St. Marie 08/31/1934
Carl Rolf 11/02/1938
John P. Sullivan, Sr. 02/02/1940
Thomas F. Murphy 02/02/1940
Raymond Moriarty 09/02/1946
John W. Connors 02/20/1953
Leo Hamel 10/31/1955
Francis Sears 09/11/1967
Walter C. Juskiewicz 06/21/1969
William R. Berte 01/08/1973
Richard D. Vigneault 04/11/1973
Paul F. Mawaka 10/30/1973
Michael Schiavina 11/12/1985
Alain Beauregard 11/15/1985
Kevin Ambrose 06/04/2012
Officer Joseph Gentile and Captain Phil Tarpey then laid a wreath at the base of the memorial.
The ceremony was held at the Springfield Police Department’s Fall Officer Memorial. Wednesday’s ceremony is part of National Police Week.