Somerville “Patrolman Bernard L. Cotter” Square Dedication

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By William Tauro

This past Saturday morning Somerville Director of Veteran Services, Jay Weaver on behalf of the Mayor Joseph Curtatone and the City of Somerville announced and unveiled the dedication of “Patrolman Bernard L. Cotter” Square located at the corner of Washington and Rose Streets in Somerville in honor of Somerville Police Patrolman Bernard L. Cotter for his bravery and devoted years of service to the Somerville Police Department. One such heroic situation was when Patrolman Cotter carried a three-hundred pound double amputee out of a burning building to safety.

The American Legion Post 19 Honor Guard fired the traditional riffle salute as well as played Taps at the ceremony.

Friends, relatives, former co-workers of the Somerville Police Department as well as elected officials gathered to pay their respect in honor of Patrolman Bernard Cotter.

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One thought on “Somerville “Patrolman Bernard L. Cotter” Square Dedication”

  1. Bernie was great man…my Dad jimmy Cahill Charlestown prison guard (from Galway) were great friends…

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