Worcester Police Chief Steven Sargent lately shared a narrative about cops who risked their lives to avoid wasting others.
Based on Sargent, officers had been referred to as to Inexperienced Hill Park in response to a number of calls about folks drowning within the park’s pond.
Once they arrived, they discovered three youngsters struggling to remain afloat within the water. One of many youngsters had solely his arms above the water. With out hesitation, 5 officers, together with Enmanuel Familia, jumped into the water to avoid wasting the youngsters.
The officers had been capable of rescue two of the youngsters, however Familia and the third teenager, a 14-year-old boy, went lacking. Divers had been referred to as in to seek for Familia and the boy. After a couple of hours of looking out, each had been discovered however had been unresponsive.
Sadly, Familia and the boy had been pronounced useless upon arriving on the hospital. Sargent expressed his condolences and stated that the Worcester Police Division had misplaced an expensive buddy, brother, and companion.
The town had additionally misplaced a hero who could be remembered for his selfless devotion to Worcester and his willingness to sacrifice himself to avoid wasting others.
Familia, a five-year veteran of the pressure, leaves behind a spouse and two kids. His bravery and dedication to public service won’t be forgotten.