May 21, 2024

East Providence Police & Fire Departments in the Community

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The end of March brought a close a busy month for the EP men and women in blue.  Along with the Townie Cops basketball and hockey teams, members of the Community Policing Unit participated in their yearly tradition of the Torch Run Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Community Police Officers Allienello and Holmes braved the cold and joined SORI athlete and Honorary Super Plunger Cote David participated at a brisk Salty Brine Beach in Galilee, RI. 

Also in late March, the East Providence Police hockey team won the Kingston Police Hockey Classic Championship. The team won in a second overtime win to move on to the championship game against Brockton Fire Department.  It came down to a shootout after two scoreless Ots which the Townies won. “These guys played their hearts out for five games over the last few days and deserve the title,” said a police department statement.  “Helping our team win in a shootout was the jaw dropping goalie play by Andy Benoit,” said Chief Francesconi who also played well.  Earlier the team defeated neighbors to the east, Seekonk Police Department and Fire Hockey, 6-2.  Another group representing Townie cops, fire and EMS members were competing in a charity basketball tournament.  At Reporter press time, the group was heading toward the championship finals.

Check www.ReporterToday.com for more updates and team Spring summaries.

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