Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr., who died in the line of duty.
Tarentino was killed during a traffic stop last year. The 42-year-old, whose father was also a police officer, is survived by his wife and three sons.
The Auburn Police Department marked the anniversary with a social media post:
“Everybody liked him. Everybody in the community liked him. Everybody in the department liked him. Everybody in his former department liked him," Auburn Police Chief Chief Andy Sluckis said. "There are still Ron Tarentino signs out in Leicester where he transferred from. There are still signs on businesses saying Ron you will never be forgotten. Here we are a year later people still do care and do remember.”
The Auburn Police department is attending a private evening mass with the family, tonight.
A monument to Tarentino was unveiled at the Leicester Police Department.
Recently a police horse was named after Tarentino and there is a proposal to have stretches of two Massachusetts highways named in honor of the slain officer.