On Monday in Plymouth, at Memorial Hall, it was 3 p.m., the middle of the afternoon, but the silence was reminiscent of the middle of the night as battalions of police officers from around the region waited – standing at attention– for their turn to enter the hall for the wake of fellow police Officer Gregg Maloney.
Also waiting for their turn to pay respects to the family of Officer Maloney were friends. One of them, Marie, a neighbor, knew Gregg Maloney when he was a young boy.
“When he was a teenager, he liked the dirt bikes and the motorcycles and stuff, so he was really a good rider. The family’s a nice, nice family, that’s all I can say.”
Selectman Chairman Matt Muratore’s thoughts as he came away from the visitation were of the children of Officer Maloney, Gregory and Michael:
“It was very somber, very quiet—Gregory and Michael sitting there. My daughter Alexis actually is in the same grade, same class with Michael. They’re doing as well as can be expected. They should be reassured that the town of Plymouth is with them, not just today, but forever.”
The Mass of Christian Burial for Officer Maloney was scheduled for Tuesday at St. Peters Church on Court Street.