FRAMINGHAM – The inaugural Dan Giro kickball tournament will be held on Saturday July 17, announced Noval Alexander yesterday, June 16.
The event will be held at Mary Dennison Field from 11-3.
Born in Framingham, Daniel Louis Giro was a Framingham High graduate, who served in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1967.
Giro served Framingham for 31 years as a police officer, joining the force on September 23, 1968.
Giro was the first African-American Police Officer in Framingham serving as its first African-American Motorcycle Officer and its first He was the first African-American Mounted Police Officer.
He received two Meritorious Commendations for saving a woman’s life and apprehending three dangerous suspect.
Upon his retirement from the force, Giro became the first director of the Pelham Apartment Community Recreation Center and after school program located in the Beaver Park neighborhood.
“What an incredible honor and tribute. Big thanks to Miguel & our brother David Giro for coordinating this with the support of Chief Baker and Framingham Police Dept. and Pelham Rec center Our Dad would be humbly grateful. All are welcome to attend,” wrote Alexander.