Massachusetts Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Association

Mutual Aid Request: Natick Firefighter Funeral

  • 02 Feb 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Natick Police 20 East Central St. Natick, MA 01760
The Natick Police Dept. is asking for assistance from other auxiliary units from within Massachusetts to assist us during the funeral of a Natick firefighter on February 2nd 2013.

• Date: February 2nd 2013
• Time: 0800 hours – 1300 hours
• Location: Natick – East Central St. in and around St Patrick’s Church.
• Duties: assist in traffic control, crossing pedestrians, observe and report need for police assistance.
• Roll call will be at 0800 in the Training Center, all officers asked to be on time.
• Staging of firefighter will be beginning around 0900 if not sooner.

Contact: Aux Lt. Peter Slamin ( 508-397-2433) or at
All interested units are requested to contact Aux. Lt. Peter Slamin with the names of the officers and number of cars that will be assisting the Natick Auxiliary dept. no later than February 1st 2013.

Natick police has requested we reach out to all Auxiliary Units to assist our Dept. for traffic control in and around the St. Patrick’s church for the funeral of a Natick’s Firefighter’s recent passing.

Natick Fire Department is expecting a large turnout of fellow firefighters from around the region with turn out expect to be anywhere from the low 100 – upwards towards the low 1000’s. Parts of Central St. will be closed off for the staging of firefighter and traffic will be detoured around the area.

Joseph T. Slattery age 47, a Natick Firefighter of Norwood, formerly of South Boston and Natick died Sunday January 27, 2013 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a courageous 13 month battle with Sarcoma. He was the beloved husband of Maureen E. (Flaherty) Slattery with whom he shared 13 years of marriage. A year 6 resident of Norwood he was born in Natick the son of Joseph F. and Jeanette M. (Gay) Slattery of Natick. Mr. Slattery was a dedicated Natick Firefighter for 15 years most recently as Driver on Engine Number 3, and was a Fire Department Dispatch Operator for the prior 11 years. He was a proud member of Firefighters Local Union # 1707, and was a member of the Natick Firefighters Relief Association, the PFFM and IAFF. Joe was passionate in his devotion for the Firefighter profession and was known for his total commitment and enthusiasm for fire training and education to improve his own skills and those of his fellow firefighters.
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