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On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 the Plymouth Police Academy was honored to have Officer Tommy Capell and his wife, Robbie Capell of the San Antonio Police Department for a dedication of an Honor Chair. Tommy & Robbie Capell started Saving a Hero’s Place back in 2013 to honor officers who had died in the line of duty. Seeing the emotions from each dedication, the Capell’s knew their mission was not done. In the vestibule of the Plymouth Police Academy, the 67th R.O.C. stood at attention awaiting the unveiling of the new Honor Chair. Once the drape was removed, a sense of pride could be felt throughout the room. From the detailed staining of the wood, the meticulously etched lettering, and the braided Thin Blue Line rope, the Honor Chair stood as a symbol. Since day one, the recruit officers are taught the importance of remembering those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The bond that is formed through the family of the Thin Blue Line, and to always support one another. To honor their lives, and remember what these officers stood for. While these lessons are taught at the Plymouth Police Academy, no officer will be forgotten. On the following Monday May 13, 2019, the 67th R.O.C. once again honored the fallen with a vigil morning ceremony. Along with Director Goodick and Senior Staff Instructor Officer Percy, each Student Officer placed a rose at the feet of the Honor Chair.  Each rose, a symbol of respect for those who had made the ultimate sacrifice. A speech was then given in remembrance of the officers who had lost their lives in 2018, and 2019. The tribute can still be seen within the front vestibule of the Plymouth Police Academy.

Content of this Blog Respectfully Submitted by Student Officer Brendan Rix – Plymouth PD
Photo Submitted by Student Officer Felix Perez, III – Mattapoisett PD
Academy Director Eileen M.L. Goodick

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