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Patrolman Bruce Celico of the Portsmouth Police Department, second from left, is flanked by Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy, left; and Rep. Sam Azzinaro, and his dad, Bruce Celico Sr.

Patrolman Bruce Celico of the Portsmouth Police Department, a Westerly native and former Westerly police officer, was commended at the Rhode Island State House recently for his act of heroism. Earlier this month, Celico and fellow Portsmouth officers Jean Marie Stewart and Matthew Wilson responded to a report of a young person perched on the Mount Hope Bridge ready to jump. Celico, the first to arrive on the scene, was able to subdue the man and defuse the situation until an ambulance arrived. A Westerly High School grad and the son of Bruce Celico and Nancy Fox, Bruce and his fellow officers were recognized at the State House last week by representatives Sam Azzinaro (second from right) and Brian Patrick Kennedy (left). 

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