Special Swearing-in Ceremony to Honor Iraq War Veteran

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Commissioner Kathleen M. O’Toole will conduct a special swearing-in ceremony for Boston Police Recruit Officer Patrick E. Byrne. The ceremony will take place on Monday, January 9, 2006 at 2:00 pm and will be located at Boston Police Headquarters, 1st Floor Media Room.A member of the Navy Reserves Seabees (ground forces), Recruit Officer Byrne was called to active military duty prior to his graduation from Academy Class 41-04. Following his military activation, Recruit Officer Byrne toured in all areas of Iraq. Byrne successfully completed his tour of duty and recently returned home to fulfill his Police Academy requirements. Members of Recruit Officer Byrne’s family as well as classmates from his original Academy Class will be on-hand for the ceremony.