WORCESTER - A 17-year veteran of the Worcester Police Department has died after a battle with cancer.
Officer Ignacio “Iggy” Garcia grew up in Worcester and became a member of the Worcester Police Department Gang Unit. He also coordinated the Department’s youth programs.
Garcia received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer earlier this year. “#IggyStrong” was used on social media to show support for Garcia.
The Worcester Police Department announced his death on Monday, September 6.
Garcia leaves his wife, Shana, and three children, Dezi, Lucia and Giuliana.
“I can’t recall a day when I didn’t see Iggy smiling,” said Worcester Police Chief Steven Sargent. “His friends and especially his family brought him a great amount of joy. I witnessed this first hand when I coached his son Dezi.”