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The Town of Bourne dedicated a Memorial Clock located on Main Street on Friday, July 8, 2016 to Staff Sergeant Matthew Albert Pucino, the uncle of Student Officer Michael Haglof of the 62nd Recruit Officer Class of the Plymouth Police Academy.   Staff Sergeant Pucino Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha Intelligence Sergeant assigned to Company 8, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) died in the Line-of-Duty when an improvised explosive device struck his all-terrain vehicle while he was on a combat patrol near Pashay Kala, Afghanistan.

“I requested for the 62nd Recruit Officer Class of the Plymouth Police Academy to attend the Memorial dedication ceremony, and my fellow recruits resonated in agreement.  It was a great privilege to attend, and I stood proudly with my student officer peers.  I was overwhelmed with emotion to have my class, Senior Staff Instructor Officer Percy, and Academy Director Eileen Goodick at the ceremony.  My family was equally moved by their attendance.

Uncle Matt was and still is a significant role model to me. My family strives to keep his memory alive and well. He was a selfless man who laid his life down to protect the lives of others. Matthew is an invaluable inspiration for police recruits who are going on to protect and serve their communities.  His legacy impels us as student officers to persevere and safeguard our cities and towns.” Student Officer Michael Haglof said.

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