Rest in the sweetest of peace, Officer Remigio. Thank you for your service and your 3-decade long sacrifice.
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Last night, Somerville lost one of its finest examples of not only a man, but an Officer of the law.
Louis Remigio, a 30-year veteran of the Somerville Police – a decorated officer who received numerous awards and accolades during his tenure – succumbed to injuries he sustained from being fucking mowed over like a patch of ratty crabgrass while on a leisurely Sunday ride on his Harley on I-95 in Hampton, NH.
From all accounts (and personal experience,) Officer Remigio was an all-around great dude. His loss is nothing short of heartrending and devastating, a blow to the community he served and to the two beautiful daughters he left behind. Don’t want to take my word for it? Take the words of his Chief:
“He led by example every day. Always positive, which is not always easy to do in policing,” Somerville Police Chief David Fallon said. “I learned from him myself. He was a much better police officer than I will ever be.”
While I was on the fence about posting Officer Remigio’s Facebook here, I think this last post, shared about 12 hours before his untimely demise, needs to be seen:
If you can’t find a good person – be a good person. A mantra he seemed to live by.
So – who is responsible for robbing the world of yet another great man?
18-year-old pubeheaded Amish impersonator and asymmetrical-nostriled Michael Ricci, of Burlington, MA.
He’s almost a deadringer for a few Planet of the Apes characters, although they’re a bit more coiffed and look like they don’t smell like week-old, jizzum-stiffened, used gym socks.
This waste of love mayonnaise was “racing” two other cars on I-95 in his 2013 Mercedes C300 in the opposite direction of Officer Remigio.
Now… before we assume things about his financial status and/or entitlement… that car is essentially the base of a base model, and was probably bought for under $20k, with over 100k miles from a buy here, pay here wheeler-n-dealer that proudly displays a “NO SSN, NO PROBLEM!” sign out front.
And I’m willing to bet dollars to leggnog that it featured a big ole “dapper” and/or “stance nation” sticker somewhere on the windshield, too.
Knock it the hell off!
Anyway, for whatever reason – be it the inexperience of this crusty puddle of snake gravy behind the wheel or the abysmal handling of the rebadged Chrysler he was driving – he entered into one of those cut outs/turnarounds on the highway that the police hide in to catch you pesky Speedy McSpeedersons, and slammed right into the 2003 Harley ridden by Officer Remigio.
This caused a chain reaction crash involving several other cars. A few other people were injured, although, not seriously (thank God.)
Adding insult to injury, Mervin the moldering man goo was released on $10k bail after being charged with “felony reckless conduct” and he’s since scrubbed the interwebs of any trace of himself. Since Officer Remigio has passed, I am hoping beyond hope that the charges are upgraded to vehicular homicide and they toss him away for a very long time.
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