WOBURN, MA — A vigil was held on Tuesday night to honor Wilmington’s John “jack” Maguire, a Woburn Police Officer fatally shot seven years ago when responding to a robbery in progress at a Kohl’s department store.
Maguire, a 60-year-old husband and father of three, was on the force for 34 years. He was just months away from retirement at the time of his tragic death.
Maguire’s family, friends and colleagues hold a candlelight vigil each year on the anniversary of his passing to pay tribute to his heroism and share memories of the wonderful husband, father, friend, and officer they knew him to be.
The vigil takes place at Maguire’s Memorial Christmas Tree, located across from the Washington Street post office which bares his name.
Below is a short video of Tuesday night’s vigil, from the Jack Maguire Tribute Facebook page, showing the silent “blue driveby” of more than a dozen police cruisers.
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