Board of Selectmen Honor Dracut Police Lt. Michael Fleury On His Retirement
Dec 18, 2018 10:03PM
By Lisa Redmond
Dracut Police Lt. Michael Fleury has retired after a 33-year career.
DRACUT – The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday presented retiring Dracut Police Lt. Michael Fleury with a citation that shows the town’s appreciation for his 33 years of service to the community.
“I want to be the first one to congratulate you…Job well done,’’ Selectman Tony Archinski told Fleury. He described Fleury as someone who has “always used the power of the badge for good.’’
Archinski noted that the selectmen’s meeting room was “packed’’ with Fleury’s friends, family and colleagues who were there to congratulate him.
Fleury told the crowd, “I’m ready to move onto the next phase of my life,’’ which includes spending more time with this grandchild.
Fleury, 56, thanked everyone in attendance for their warm wishes. He choked up a bit as he said, “I’ve never been prouder to wear the uniform.’’
Selectman Joseph DiRocco Jr. described Fleury as someone who is “very professional…and has always done his job.’’
Town Manager James Duggan said Fleury’s participation in the town goes beyond the badge. Fleury has worked with the town’s senior citizens and his hard work helped make Dracut’s Old Home Day a success.
“He always worked for the good of the community,’’ Duggan said.
In 2016, Fleury received praise for running a successful Citizens Police Academy. The academy was for residents who wanted to learn about what is involved in being a police officer in Dracut.
From police administration and budget to restraining and harassment orders, residents were given insight into the department’s organization to provide a better understanding of a Dracut police officer’s role in the community.