Four Webster Police Officers Recognized for Saving Lives

 by TWIW StaffOctober 26, 2021

WEBSTER - Worcester Country District Attorney Joe Early Jr. recognized four Webster police officers with the District Attorney’s Team Excellence and Merit [TEAM] Award for saving residents from a house fire on March 13.

Sergeant Joseph Reed reported the fire on Robinson Street three-decker while on patrol on March 13, at around 4:40 AM. A cigarette sparked a fire that engulfed the home and high winds threatened to spread the fire to a nearby home.

Reed, Officer Jacek Ochocki, Officer Francheska Cedeno, and Officer Thomas Motyka rushed into both homes and woke all occupants who the officers evacuated safely. Webster, Dudley, Southbridge, Douglas and Sutton Fire Departments responded to fight the fire.

“I am proud of the actions of these officers,” said Webster Police Department Chief Michael Shaw. “They are a fine example of the caliber of Officer the Webster Police Department has in its employ. I am honored to be their Chief.”

Early created the TEAM Award in 2019 to recognize public safety employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. To nominate someone for the award, contact the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office at (508) 755-8601.

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