Shrewsbury police offficer receives hero escort as he embarks on retirement

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senor Community Reporter

Shrewsbury Police Officer Mike McGinnisShrewsbury – After a 30-year career in law enforcement, largely serving the town of Shrewsbury, Officer Mike McGinnis served his last shift Dec. 28. To celebrate this milestone, he  received the honor of a retirement parade from his colleagues. Members of the department, with several police cruisers complete with lights blazing and sirens roaring, began at Police Headquarters, 106 Maple, Ave., through the center of town to South Street and into his neighborhood off Old Brook Road.

Friends, family and residents came out to show their gratitude. Joining the revelry were first responders from the Mass. State Highway Patrol and the town’s Fire Department who were poised along the route.