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Lt. Timothy McDonough Retires

Burlington Police Lieutenant Timothy McDonough is retiring from full-time duty after serving and protecting the Town of Burlington for 34 years.

At their September 26th meeting the Select Board heard a request from Police Chief Browne for the appointment of Lt. McDonough to the position of Special Police Officer. Special Police Officers work as auxiliary police supporting full-time officers, often handling duties like traffic control and work zone safety. The board unanimously approved the appointment.

McDonough joined the Burlington Police Department in March of 1988 as a Patrolman. In the course of his career he has served as Drug Unit Supervisor, Officer In Change of Firearms and Defensive Tactics and has overseen various accreditations for Burlington Police and at the state level. McDonough was a leader in NEMLEC, holds a Masters in Criminal Justice Administration and received a commendation for his assistance with the Boston Marathon.

In 2007 McDonough was recognized by the state with the George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery as a result of his dedication and service in a Groton hostage situation where gunfire was exchanged for over two hours.  

The Select Board shared their praise for Lt. McDonough’s career and accolades. Lt. McDonough’s segment of the Select Board meeting can be viewed by Clicking Here.