Attleboro Police – Aquidneck Island 2010 National Police Parade
May 3rd, 2010 · No Comments
The 27th annual Aquidneck Island National Police Parade was held on Sunday May 2nd in Middletown and Newport, Rhode Island. The parade honors all law enforcement officers for their dedication to duty and especially pays tribute to those officers that have been killed the line of duty.
Police and other law enforcement agencies, police and fire department pipe and drum corps, military bands and high school bands from around the country participate in the National Police Parade each year. The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon participated again in this year’s parade. This year 59 police and other law enforcement agencies were scheduled to participate in the parade.
The Attleboro Police Department has participated in the National Police Parade for several years. This year the Attleboro Police Department Honor Guard received the following award:
First Place: Police Marching Unit – Precision in Drill and Ceremony Competition
Chief Richard J. Pierce stated it was an honor to receive an award at this years’ National Police Parade. Pierce said that he was extremely proud of all the members of the Honor Guard and the other members of the department that participated in the parade and competitions. Pierce stated it is a privilege to participate in the National Police Parade each year and to pay tribute to those officers that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
The members of the Police Department Honor Guard that participated in this year’s parade were Patrolmen: Yuriy Bukhenik, Timothy Cook Jr., Joseph Daday, Stephen Graney, James MacDonald, James Miller, William Monterroso, Richard Pierce Jr., Brett Poirier, and Keith Shepard.
The Hackensack, New Jersey Police Department received the second place award in the Police Marching Unit – Precision in Drill and Ceremony Competition.
The Norton Police Department Honor Guard received a second place award in the Police Honor Guard Competition.