From the Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm St., Downtown Worcester:
WPD police cruiser door, signed by officers from all over America. It’s in the Worcester Historical Museum now, in honor of Worcester Police Officer “Manny” Familia who drowned last summer trying to save drowning teens in the pond at Green Hill Park. Photos courtesy of WHM.
“Worcester’s history is not just confined within the walls of this museum. In fact, Worcester’s history is all around you. Our city creates the history, and the museum is the repository of just some of this history.
“Worcester Historical Museum partners with several communities and organizations to share their stories within the physical walls of the museum. For instance, the cruiser door (pictured) is on loan from the Worcester Police Department for our exhibition in the Booth Gallery, “We All Got History … Worcester at 300.”
“The police cruiser door was brought down to Washington, D.C., with the runners from the Worcester Police Department for Police Week in May 2022.
“The door was placed next to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in DC where Worcester Police Officer Enmanuel “Manny” Familia’s name was added this year.
“Officer Familia passed away in the line of duty last year. The signatures on the door are from police officers in Worcester and around the country in remembrance of Manny.
“Visit the exhibit to see more items from our community partners.”