By William Tauro
What’s wrong with our city officials here in Somerville? Have we as a society in Somerville lost any sense of compassion and honor for others and for the deceased?
This past Sunday, a Somerville Police Officer passed away while on duty in his police cruiser.
He was a veteran Somerville Police Officer, a United States Army National Guard Veteran, a friend, a comrade to fellow police officers, a sincere gentleman and a really nice guy who was truly dedicated to his job protecting the citizens of the City of Somerville.
Today, Tuesday, his body was escorted by fellow police officers from the coroners office/morgue in Boston to the George L Doherty Funeral Home in Somerville. His police cruiser #182 that he passed away in was displaying memorial draping across it’s hood and parked at the rotary island directly across the street from the front of the funeral home to honor his passing.
As his deceased body lay in the funeral home for not an hour yet, I was told that Somerville DPW Commissioner Jill Latent demanded that the cruiser be removed immediately off the island. It was reported that she stated that “she didn’t like it there!” She ordered that “Officer Randy Isaacs’s police cruiser (#182) was to be removed from the traffic island at the Powderhouse Rotary immediately.”
It’s location did not impact vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
Could it maybe be because she doesn’t like the police? Nothing like kicking people in the ass when they’re mourning for a fellow police officers passing!
In my opinion Commissioner Jill Lathan showed no compassion what so ever. Instead she displayed disrespect to the dead as evil and hate came out of her for this fallen veteran police officer.
What has this once wonderful city turned into?
What have we turned into as a society here in Somerville. Our founding forefathers are probably turning in their graves! Not good, its truly sad, real sad!