Funeral Held Thursday For Fallen Worcester PD Officer Manny Familia


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WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A funeral was held Thursday morning for fallen Worcester Police Officer Manny Familia. He died last week while trying to save the life of a drowning teenage boy.

The 14-year-old boy, identified as Troy Love, also drowned during the incident at Green Hill Pond.

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The funeral was held at St. John's Church. Thousands, including police officers from across the area, lined the streets for a procession preceding the funeral.

Worcester County Sheriff's Office Superintendent David Tuttle said Familia "gave his life in service of others, and in our eyes, that is a hero."

Familia leaves behind a wife, a 17-year-old daughter, and a 13-year-old son.

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