Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 DUTY | FROM PAGE 1 and larceny of a motor vehicle. Police had gone to Sossong’s home to investigate a report of a stolen U-Haul rental vehicle that had not been returned. The Saugus Fire Department heroes Two of the Saugus fi refi ghters honored yesterday are longtime veterans of the local department. Capt. Vineyard has been a member of the Saugus Fire Department since June 1998. He has also worked close to 15 years as a paramedic for Cataldo Ambulance Service, Inc. of Peabody. Firefi ghter Cinelli joined the Saugus Fire Department in 1999. He was previously honored at a “Firefi ghter of the Year Awards” ceremony in 2015, with an Excellence in Leadership Award. He’s a U.S. Navy veteran. After joining the Saugus Fire Department, he rejoined the Navy as a reserve and completed fi ve combat tours of duty. He spent six years away from his family. Bohannon, a 2008 graduate of Chelsea High School, joined the Saugus Fire Department in Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net HERO FIREFIGHTERS: Firefi ghters Sean Bohannon and Greg Cinelli and Fire Capt. Chris Vinard shared a Group Award for Meritorious Conduct at yesterday’s “Firefi ghter of the Year Awards” ceremony held by the state Department of Fire Services. (Courtesy photos from The Saugus Fire Department) April of 2017. He attended the University of New Haven and Bunker Hill Community College. He spent six years with the U.S. Army National Guards, including service in Kuwait. “Being a fi refi ghter was something that I thought about a lot during my deployment,” Bohannon said in an interview with The Saugus Advocate soon after becoming a fi refi ghter. “It seemed to me an honorable profession – something that would be a good career and way to give back by helping people,” he said. “Acts of bravery and dedication” Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Public Safety and Security Secretary Terrence M. Reidy yesterday joined State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey in honoring the state’s heroic fi refi ghters. “These awards recognize acts of bravery and dedication that are remarkable even by the high standard set for Massachusetts fi refi ghters,” Governor Baker said. “Through their courage, compassion and commitment to helping others no matter the risk to themselves, the men and women we honor today represent the very best of the fi re service,” the governor said. “The Commonwealth’s firefi ghters demonstrate bravery and professionalism every day, and our communities are grateful for the service of these dedicated public safety professionals,” Lt. Governor Polito said. “It’s a privilege to recognize this year’s award winners and thank fire service personnel across the Commonwealth for doing such a diffi cult, dangerous job so well every day.” Secretary Reidy said the heroic deeds of the firefighters being honored “personify the qualities of bravery and heroism.” “Guided by their training, experience and instinct to help, each person we honor today used their training to serve people in their greatest hour of need. On behalf of all the state’s public safety professionals, I off er them my congratulations and gratitude for their examples of excellence.” Fire Marshal Ostroskey noted that the Firefi ghter of the Year awards “recognize their individual and collective acts of bravery and service that truly go above and beyond the call of duty.” Governor Baker, Secretary Reidy and State Fire Marshal Ostroskey presented six medals of valor, six individual awards for meritorious service, six group awards for meritorious service, one Norman Knight Award for Excellence in Community Service and one Stephen D. Coan Fire Marshal’s Award. The awards and recipients are as follows: Medals of Valor: • Carver Lieutenant Christopher J. Mahoney • New Bedford Firefi ghter Paul Medeiros • Saugus Firefi ghter Greg Cinelli • Somerville Lieutenant Danielle O’Hearn • Springfield Firefighter George Vasquez • Worcester Firefighter Jon Paul Paige Individual Awards for Meritorious Conduct • Attleboro Firefi ghter/Paramedic Nicholas W. Sheehan • Brewster Firefighter/Paramedic Gretchen Riley • Harwich Firefighter Josh Ford • Kingston Firefi ghter Christopher J. Veracka • Lynnfield Firefighter/EMT Nicholas M. Holmes • Sutton Fire Chief Matthew Belsito Group Awards for Meritorious Conduct • Brockton – Lieutenant Benjamin Denny, Lieutenant James W. DuBeau Jr., Firefi ghter Christian Bugbee, Firefighter Paul Jones, Firefi ghter Corey Lacey, Firefi ghter Edward J. Lee III, Firefi ghter Robert Orcutt and Firefi ghter Alexander Warren • Dartmouth Fire District 1 – Captain Ryan Cabral and Lieutenant Ryan P. Snell • New Bedford – Captain Kurt Houghton, Lieutenant Louis Miranda, Firefi ghter Eric Britto, Firefi ghter Andrew R. 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