Massachusetts: Police officers to be honored for bravery

More than two dozen law enforcement officers will be saluted for their courage at a Statehouse ceremony, including a Woburn police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty last year.

Gov. Deval Patrick and other officials are scheduled to present the annual George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery on Friday.

Hanna, a state trooper, was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Auburn in 1983.

Woburn Police Officer John “Jack” Maguire will be posthumously presented with a Medal of Honor during Friday’s ceremony. Maguire was gunned down last December after responding to a reported jewelry heist at a department store.

Officers from Boston, Lowell, Fall River, Everett, Chelsea will also be honored, as will officers from the state police, FBI and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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