Lowell Police Sergeant Thomas J. Daly Jr. has been selected as this year’s recipient of the “Exceptional Service Award” by the NEMLEC (Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council) Exceptional Service Award Committee. Sgt. Daly was honored at the NEMLEC Annual Meeting luncheon held 12/14 at the Café Escadrille in Burlington, MA.
Sergeant Daly was recognized for his direction, planning, coordination, and execution of the NEMLEC Motor (motorcycle) Unit. His performance was described as, “going above and beyond the call of duty.” Specifically, Sergeant Daly coordinated the NEMLEC Motor Unit’s response to several funeral processions related to recent and tragic deaths of police officers and military personnel within the NEMLEC community. The funerals included the deaths of Lowell police officer P.J. Johnson, Woburn police officer Jack Maguire, and Sergeant Bill Woitowicz, USMC, of Groton, MA who was killed-in-action in Afghanistan.
“Stated simply, the NEMLEC Motor Unit would seize to exist as we know it were it not for the extraordinary performance of Sgt. Daly,” said the Chief of Police in Arlington, MA Frederick Ryan.
Sergeant Daly is an eighteen-year veteran of the Lowell Police Department.