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Holyoke Police Sends Officers to Help Boston with Obama Visit


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — Six members of Holyoke’s police force are heading to Boston to assist their brothers in Boston with a Presidential visit.

Holyoke Police Lt. Matthew Moriarty says that on Wednesday, Holyoke Chief James Neiswanger received information that Boston Police was looking for assistance from several police departments for manpower to help with President Obama’s visit to Boston for an interfaith service Thursday.

One supervisor and five officers will head to Boston early Thursday morning in response to that call for help. The Holyoke officers will help with security and another other needs that may need to be filled.

“The Holyoke Police Department is proud to respond to the need for aid from any community and especially to the City of Boston at this their time of need,” Moriarty notes in a statement.

Those aiding Boston Police on Thursday include:

  • Sgt. Joseph Garcia
  • Ofc. Roger Goudreau
  • Ofc. Kevin Whalen
  • Ofc. Patrick Leahy
  • Ofc. Daniel Escobar
  • Ofc. Walber Borrego
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