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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police Officer Kathy McGrath was awarded badge #1 by the Framingham Police Department in a ceremony at Nevins Hall in the Memorial Building yesterday, February 2.

McGrath has worked for the Framingham Police Department for 36 years, with 23 of those years as a School Resource Officer.

“She has worked in patrol, in the bike patrol, and in the detective bureau. Kathy helps run a toy drive every year and is a regular participant in the Department’s Shop-with-a-Cop special event. She was a member of the Framingham Auto recovery Task Force and is a mentor to youth,” said Framingham Police Chief Lester Baker during the ceremony attended by more than 100 people yesterday, including Mayor Charlie Sisitsky and Superintendent of Schools Bob Tremblay.

“Kathy is a second generation Police Officer. Her father was a Police Officer and now the tradition continues as her son, Tim, is a Framingham Police Officer as well,” said Chief Baker.

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“Today you’re going to be number one in the whole city,” said Mayor Charlie Sisitsky.

“Kathy is the type of officer we can all depend on. She loves the job and enjoys making a difference in the community,” said Chief Baker.

During yesterday’s police ceremony, five new officers were sworn in, two officers were promoted to sergeant, and one officer promoted to lieutenant.

City Council Chair Phil Ottaviani Jr., Vice Chair Janet Leombruno, and District 4 City Councilor Michael Cannon also attended the ceremony.

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Kathy McGrath with her son Tim Tierney

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