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.)

Comments (3)
  1. PB87 says:

    “The” post office building? Which one? There are 2 post offices in Woburn.

  2. Lori says:

    While I am sorry for the officer & his family and I think this is a good idea in theory. However, we have a looming problem come the first few days of august and this politicians want to spend money needlessly for a bill. Wait until the economy & deficit is doing better THEN do something like this. It just is not the time to do this fiscally speaking.

  3. Writing says:

    “Say, you got a nice post.Thanks Again. Will read on…”Writing Jobs

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