Street renamed in honor of officer who drowned


Worcester Police Officer Officer Enmanuel “Manny” Familia

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Worcester has renamed a street in honor of a city police officer who drowned last summer while trying to save a drowning teenager.

What used to be called Skyline Drive is now known as Officer Manny Familia Way.

The street sign is already in place, but a formal dedication of the street will take place on June 4, the one-year anniversary of his death.

The 38-year-old Familia drowned while trying to save the life of 14-year-old Troy Love at a pond in the city’s Green Hill Park.

The visitor from Virginia also drowned.

Familia left behind his wife and two children.

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