NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) — The 38th Aquidneck Island National Police Parade drew a big turnout Sunday.
This year, the parade honored 245 police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2022. Among those honored was Massachusetts State Trooper Tamar Bucci, who died following a crash involving a large tanker truck in March of last year.
The parade began on West Main Road in Middletown and ended in Washington Square in Newport.
Two honorary members, former Newport Police Department Chief Gary Silva and former Providence Police Department Col. Hugh Clements, were also recognized.