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Bill Would Rename Woburn Post Office For Slain Officer

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Woburn Police Officer John Maguire was killed in the line of duty by a parolee on December 26, 2010. (credit: Woburn Police Dept.)

Woburn Police Officer John Maguire was killed in the line of duty by a parolee on December 26, 2010. (credit: Woburn Police Dept.)

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WOBURN (AP) — The U.S. post office in Woburn could soon bear the name of John Maguire, a veteran town police officer who was killed last year in the line of duty.

U.S. Rep. Edward Markey and Sens. Scott Brown and John Kerry have filed a bill that that would rename the Woburn post office as the “Officer John Maguire Post Office Building.”

A 34-year veteran of the force, Maguire was shot and killed on Dec. 26 while responding to a robbery at a department store. The shooter, who also died in the exchange of gunfire, was identified as Dominic Cinelli, a career criminal who was paroled in 2008.

Markey called Maguire “a true hometown hero,” and said renaming the post office would be a way of honoring his legacy.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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