Gallery: East Providence police honor their fallen brothers

Annual memorial service held May 18


EAST PROVIDENCE — The annual East Providence Police Department memorial service took place on Thursday evening, May 18, at its headquarters, the Major Alister McGregor Public Safety Complex.

The ceremony recognized those who lost their lives in the course of duty as well as those who dedicated their careers in service to the city.

East Providence Post and staff photographer Rich Dionne chronicled the event in the accompanying gallery of picture.


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