Retirement Ceremony for Veteran Groton Police Officer Irm Pierce
A retirement ceremony was held recently for Officer Irm Pierce, a 37-year veteran of the Groton Police Department, a man whose steadiness, professional integrity, and calm authority earned the respect of the whole community.
Of Officer Pierce, Groton Police Chief Palma said, "Community Policing IS Irm Pierce and Irm Pierce IS Community Policing; he has been well loved in this town."
Here Chief Donald Palma [with former Chief Jay Rider to his left] receives an American flag flown for a day at the Groton Police Station in honor of Officer Pierce's service, and then presented to him in this ceremony as a memorial and thanks for his dedicated service. Photo by Kathy Newell