Resident Raising Funds To Install Memorial Plaque At Walking Trail To Honor Wilmington Fallen Hero Jack Maguire

WILMINGTON, MA — At the 2022 Annual Town Meeting, residents unanimously supported a measure to name and dedicate a walking trail at Hathaway Acres in memory of  John “Jack” Maguire, a Wilmington resident and Woburn Police Officer who was fatally shot responding to a robbery on December 26, 2010.

Resident Joseph Cigna is behind the effort. He recently created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the plaque. Cigna noted that Maguire used to enjoy spending time in the Hathaway trails and nearby woods.

“I hope that when we, as community neighbors, come to enjoy our time there, we will remember Jack always,” writes Cigna. 

Maguire, a 60-year-old husband and father of three, was on the force for 34 years and just months away from retirement at the time of his tragic death.

The city of Woburn named its Post Office on Washington Avenue after Maguire in 2012. His family, friends, colleagues and community members pay their respects to him with a Candlelight Vigil at his Memorial Christmas Tree, located across from the Post Office, every December 26.

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