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Hundreds honor Mass. officer killed in shootout

The 60-year-old father of three was nearing retirement

By Russell Contreras
Associated Press

WOBURN, Mass. — About 2,000 law enforcement officers from around Massachusetts are remembering a police officer who was killed during a robbery.

John Maguire's wake is being held on Thursday. Police from departments ranging from the Massachusetts State Police to Harvard University stood in silence as Maguire's fellow Woburn officers walked out of the funeral home one by one.

Authorities say career criminal Dominic Cinelli killed Maguire on Sunday during a department store robbery. The 57-year-old Cinelli was also shot and killed.

The Massachusetts Parole Board has been criticized for releasing Cinelli in 2009 even though he was serving three concurrent life sentences.

Maguire's funeral is planned for Friday. The 60-year-old father of three was nearing retirement.

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