Woburn, Mass. police officer Jack Maguire, 60, a married father, was killed in the line of duty on Sunday night. His killer, who took advantage of the blizzard to rob the Kohls jewelery counter in Woburn, was paroled in Feb. 2009 after being handed three consecutive life sentences for multiple crimes.
This will no doubt result in a close look at the parole system in Massachusetts in the coming months. A quick read of Dominic Cinelli’s (the ex-con criminal-felon piece-of-garbage) background indicates he went into prison in May 1986. How three consecutive life sentences equals less than 23 years, I’ll never understand.
You can read about the exploits of Cinelli and his two accomplices at the Boston Herald’s website here and here. Cinelli was shot and killed by Maguire in a shoot-out in the parking lot. Although no trial will be necessary for Cinelli, his two accomplices should be charged with capital-felony murder as far as I’m concerned.
Maguire, son of the late Woburn Police Chief Thomas J. Maguire, had just come from talking a woman out of committing suicide, the current chief said. …
Maguire leaves his wife of 23 years, Desiree Maguire, 54, a son, Bryan, 22, and daughter, Tara, 21.
“Jack gave his all to the department,” [Woburn Police Chief Philip] Mahoney said. “He was just someone who could make you laugh. We just can’t believe Jack is not with us. It’s just terrible.”
I’ve been reading too many stories about officers being killed in the line of duty. Say a prayer for the families of these law enforcement heroes. In the last week, we’ve lost four officers – including Maguire – involved in shootings with dirt-bags.