Officer Down: Officer Emmanuel Familia

June 5, 2021

MASSACHUSETTS-Police Officer Manny Familia, of the Worcester Police Department, died June 4, 2021. Officer Familia drowned while trying to rescue a child that had gone underwater in a pond. Three juveniles had become distressed while in the water. Officer Familia and other officers took the call and attempted to save all of the juveniles. Officer Familia's body was recovered later on as was one of the children. 

Officer Familia served with the Worcester Police Department for 5 years and his survived by his wife and children. 

Source: ODMP

About the Author

Hilary Rodela

Hilary Rodela is currently a Surveillance Officer, a former Private Investigator, a former Crime Scene Investigator, and Evidence Technician. She worked for the Ruidoso (NM) Police Department as well as the Lubbock (TX) Police Department. She has written for several public safety publications and has extensive law enforcement and forensic training and is pursuing forensic expertise in various disciplines. Hilary is a freelance public safety writer and curriculum developer for the National Investigative Training Academy.

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