Police Officer Jack Maguire Did Not Need To Die

A Blog by Gary LaPierre

     As I watched today, while a family, a community and a proud profession buried one of it’s own, it was difficult to ignore the outrage combined with the sadness. Woburn Police Officer John “Jack” Maguire did not need to die last week and it’s time our society woke up as to why Officer Maguire is dead.

     Jack Maguire put in 34-years as a police officer and was about eight months away from retirement.  But his remains are in the cold hard ground today because the Massachusetts Parole Board, and I’m sure they’re not alone in this, totally blew it when it came to judging the lack of character in a career criminal.  The dirtbag who shot and killed office Maguire the day after Christmas was a poster child for the words “career criminal.”     It did in fact go back to his childhood, but this is a guy who had been sentenced to three (3), COUNT ‘EM….three consecutive life sentences.    Not concurrent life sentences……consecutive life sentences, meaning after you serve the first one, you start serving the second one and so on.   But what did the Massachusetts Parole Board do when the scum appealed for a parole….saying he had been rehabilitated?      A unanimous vote to parole him…never informing the DA’s office the hearing was pending…. and the liberal Commonwealth of Massachusetts has blood all over itself.

     Governor Deval Patrick appointed 5 of the 7 members on that board and as the son of a Boston Police Officer, also killed in the line of duty said to me…”Gary, where is the outrage?”     Are you listening Governor??

     This isn’t the first time this has happened……in fact this is the second case this year…of a lifer, given freedom by the Commonwealth, going out to kill again.

     This has got to stop!!

  • Derek

    Life should mean life. As a police officer, I have had family and friends say to me in that past when a convict has been granted earlier release, or upon receiving a life sentence and the media reports that he/she will be eligible for parole in a number of years; Why is there a chance for parole if the sentence was for life? This is a question that the Mass. court systems should be asking themselves. If what a criminal did was so heinous as to warrant a life sentence, why should that convict ever have the opportunity to harm the public again. It is time that the public and law enforcement officers receive their given civil rights and stop worrying so much about the criminal’s civil rights, because that convict obviously did not care for his/hers victim’s rights or the safety of the greater public. It is also time for much stiffer penalties for criminal that assault police officers. If theses harden criminals are willing to assault armed police officers, what do you think they will do to the average unarmed citizen. It is time for the good people who do the right thing, not because they are being made to, but because they want to; to take back their society. And it is time for the courts and parole boards to stop lying to the public, when you put away a criminal that deserves it, KEEP them there and away from the public. What was it about the 2 prison escape attempts that made the parole board think that cinella had been reformed? Again, LIFE should mean LIFE and because it didn’t, Woburn PD and the Law Enforcement community lost one of it’s own. My condolences go out to Officer Maguire’s family and the Woburn Police Department.

  • Lorraine

    Thank you, Mr. LaPierre. Every word of your piece is true and needed saying.

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