East Providence News

12/13/2011 - City to Rename Police Station
Press Release 

Contact: Mayor Bruce Rogers 440-5182

City to Rename Police Station in Honor of Major Alister C. McGregor

In December of 2001, Captain Alister C. McGregor was mortally wounded while conducting a training exercise with the East Providence Police Department’s Special Reaction Team. As a State expert on the use of deadly force he worked to develop policies and methods for responding to school shootings, policies which are still being taught at Rhode Island police agencies today. Captain McGregor was a member of the East Providence Police Department for 16 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Major. The East Providence City Council, at the request of Mayor Bruce Rogers and in honor of Major Alister C. McGregor’s end of watch, December 27, 2001 and for his commitment and ultimate sacrifice to the citizens of East Providence is dedicating the East Providence Police Station as the “Major Alister C. McGregor Public Safety Complex”.

“I am humbled and honored to have chaired the commission to rename our police station in honor of Major McGregor,” said Mayor Bruce Rogers. “This is a memorial to a fallen hero which is long overdue.”
The dedication ceremony will take place on December 27, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the East Providence Police Station located at 750 Waterman Avenue.

Light refreshments will follow at the East Providence Senior Center located at 610 Waterman Avenue.

The McGregor Memorial Committee consisted of; Mayor Bruce Rogers, Chair, Candy Seel, Captain Walter Barlow (Ret.), Lieutenant Armen Garo, and Lieutenant Detective Division John Rossi (Ret.).