PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence renamed its municipal courtroom to honor former Chief Judge Frank Caprio at a dedication ceremony Friday morning.
Judge Caprio, famous for his television series “Caught in Providence,” served on the bench for nearly 40 years before retiring earlier this year.
A wide range of speakers took the stage to celebrate Caprio’s life and career, including Gov. Dan McKee, Providence Mayor Brett Smiley and Providence City Council President Rachel Miller.
Judge Caprio also gave a heartfelt speech, citing his family as the inspiration for everything he has done over the course of his career.
“I was so blessed that my father was one of 10, and my mother was one of nine, so I had 19 aunts and uncles, and I had over 40 cousins,” Caprio said. “It was their inspiration and their guidance and their hard work that really inspired me.”
At the end of the ceremony, Caprio pulled down the curtain to unveil the newly dedicated “Chief Judge Frank Caprio Court Room.”
Watch the full ceremony below.