Department News


Blasting on Middlesex Road, traffic delays

PHASE 2 SEWER PROJECT-BLASTING NOTICE

Please note that beginning Tuesday, October 29, 2019, blasting will begin on sections of Middlesex Road. All traffic within 250’ will be stopped during blasting. Traffic should remained stopped for approximately 5 minutes. Expect short delays.

Chief Chronopoulos services; Thank you

I want to extend my sincere appreciation and admiration to each member of the law enforcement community, Tyngsborough and many other towns and cities, who took part in honoring Chief Chronopoulos.  I could not be more proud of what we did as a team to pay our respects, we simply did what should have been done, for a great man and law enforcement officer, who came to work everyday and served our department and community with integrity, honesty and class for many years.
 
To the community members who came to pay your respects we are deeply thankful and humbled by the amount of community support you’ve shown, and on behalf of the Tyngsborough Police Department, and the Chronopoulos family, we thank you.
 
Chief Richard Howe
 

Located suicidal female

Today our agency received  calls regarding a reported suicidal female, this female had walked into the State Forest somewhere in the area of Trotting Park and Louis Ave.  However, there was difficulty pinpointing her exact location by pinging her phone.  We asked for assistance in searching this large area from the Tyngsborough Fire Department, Lowell Fire Department, Tyngsborough Highway Department, NEMLEC k-9 units and the Tewksbury Police Drone unit.  We also had assistance from individual town employees who offered to help, and Tyngsborough resident Ken Pappas with his Drone responded and assisted in the search.  Tyngsborough Fire Department Assistant Chief Pat Sands located this female on Trotting Park Road in Lowell, which is an access point to the state forest, approximately one mile over the Tyngsborough line.   The female had minor injuries and was transported to Lowell General Hospital for evaluation.

Job well done by everyone, and thank you for your assistance.

Chief Howe

 

Update on Wake and funeral arrangements for Chief Charles Chronopoulos

Please see the following regarding the wake and funeral arrangements for retired Chief Charles Chronopoulos who passed on October 12th;
 
The Chief’s wake will be held at Dolan’s Funeral Home in Chelmsford on Monday, October 21st from 3-7 pm.  There will be overflow parking available across the street from Dolan’s at St. John The Evangelist Church.  There will be a law enforcement walk through at 5 pm, with members of the Tyngsborough Fire Department joining us as well.   We ask that all current and retired law enforcement officers who wish to take part in this walk through to please assemble in the parking lot behind Dolan’s at 4:45 pm.  The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday October 22nd, at 10 am, at St. Phillips Greek Orthodox Church in Nashua, NH.   There will be a private gathering at Dolan’s on Tuesday morning, then the Tyngsborough Police, and NEMLEC motorcycle unit will escort the Chief from Dolan’s.  The procession will proceed over the Rourke Bridge to Pawtucket Blvd, travelling on Chronopoulos Way, then across the Tyngsborough bridge, taking a left, then onto Westford Road in front of the Tyngsborough Police Department for a moment of silence (this should be approximately 9:30 – 9:40 am).   The escort will then proceed to the Church, and at the conclusion of the church service will provide an escort to the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscowen, NH where the Chief will be interred. 
 
Thank you, please feel free to reach out to me, Deputy Woods, or Sgt. Ken Healey with any questions.
 
Chief Howe
 
 
 

Passing of Retired Chief Charles Chronopoulos

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Chief Charles Chronopoulos.  The Chief passed early this morning surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle.  Chief Charles Chronopoulos was the Chief of our agency from 1980 – 1997 and served the town with honor and distinction for 39 years.  The Chief was a man of integrity, whose work ethic was second to none, and a man who loved the Town of Tyngsborough and our Police Department.  For those of us who knew the Chief on a personal level, he was a father figure, and an honest man, with an incredible sense of humor, who was deeply committed to his family, friends and community.   Our community also showed it’s love of the Chief when they dedicated “Chronopoulos Way” to him in 2012.  I was fortunate to call him a friend, and will miss the occasional letter, phone call or visit to the station when he came back to Massachusetts.  As he did with many people he cared about, he treated me like a member of his family, he provided words of advice when appropriate, and words of encouragement when needed.   For those of us whose lives were touched by the Chief, we are better people having known this man, and we will miss him.

My sincere condolences to his loving wife Caroline, and the entire Chronopoulos family.

Rest in Peace Chief.

Chief Richard Howe

Passing of Retired Chief Charles Chronopoulos

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Chief Charles Chronopoulos.  The Chief passed early this morning surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle.  Chief Charles Chronopoulos was the Chief of our agency from 1980 – 1997 and served the town with honor and distinction for 39 years.  The Chief was a man of integrity, whose work ethic was second to none, and a man who loved the Town of Tyngsborough and our Police Department.  For those of us who knew the Chief on a personal level, he was a father figure, and an honest man, with an incredible sense of humor, who was deeply committed to his family, friends and community.   Our community also showed it’s love of the Chief when they dedicated “Chronopoulos Way” to him in 2012.  I was fortunate to call him a friend, and will miss the occasional letter, phone call or visit to the station when he came back to Massachusetts.  As he did with many people he cared about, he treated me like a member of his family, he provided words of advice when appropriate, and words of encouragement when needed.   For those of us whose lives were touched by the Chief, we are better people having known this man, and we will miss him.

My sincere condolences to his loving wife Caroline, and the entire Chronopoulos family.

Rest in Peace Chief.

Chief Richard Howe

Chief Charles Chronopoulos

Passing of Chief Charles Chronopoulos

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Chief Charles Chronopoulos.  The Chief passed early this morning surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle.  Chief Charles Chronopoulos was the Chief of our agency from 1980 – 1997 and served the town with honor and distinction for 39 years.  The Chief was a man of integrity, whose work ethic was second to none, and a man who loved the Town of Tyngsborough and our Police Department.  For those of us who knew the Chief on a personal level, he was a father figure, and an honest man, with an incredible sense of humor, who was deeply committed to his family, friends and community.   Our community also showed it’s love of the Chief when they dedicated “Chronopoulos Way” to him in 2012.  I was fortunate to call him a friend, and will miss the occasional letter, phone call or visit to the station when he came back to Massachusetts.  As he did with many people he cared about, he treated me like a member of his family, he provided words of advice when appropriate, and words of encouragement when needed.   For those of us whose lives were touched by the Chief, we are better people having known this man, and we will miss him.

My sincere condolences to his loving wife Caroline, and the entire Chronopoulos family.

Rest in Peace Chief.

Chief Richard Howe

Passing of Chief Charles Chronopoulos

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Chief Charles Chronopoulos.  The Chief passed early this morning surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle.  Chief Charles Chronopoulos was the Chief of our agency from 1980 – 1995 and served the town with honor and distinction for 39 years.  The Chief was a man of integrity, whose work ethic was second to none, and a man who loved the Town of Tyngsborough and our Police Department.  For those of us who knew the Chief on a personal level, he was a father figure, and an honest man, with an incredible sense of humor, who was deeply committed to his family, friends and community.   Our community also showed it’s love of the Chief when they dedicated “Chronopoulos Way” to him in 2012.  I was fortunate to call him a friend, and will miss the occasional letter, phone call or visit to the station when he came back to Massachusetts.  As he did with many people he cared about, he treated me like a member of his family, he provided words of advice when appropriate, and words of encouragement when needed.   For those of us whose lives were touched by the Chief, we are better people having known this man, and we will miss him.

My sincere condolences to his loving wife Caroline, and the entire Chronopoulos family.

Rest in Peace Chief.

Chief Richard Howe

 

Passing of Retired Chief Charles Chronopoulos

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Chief Charles Chronopoulos.  The Chief passed early this morning surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle.  Chief Charles Chronopoulos was the Chief of our agency from 1980 – 1995 and served the town with honor and distinction for 39 years.  The Chief was a man of integrity, whose work ethic was second to none, and a man who loved the Town of Tyngsborough and our Police Department.  For those of us who knew the Chief on a personal level, he was a father figure, and an honest man, with an incredible sense of humor, who was deeply committed to his family, friends and community.   Our community also showed it’s love of the Chief when they dedicated “Chronopoulos Way” to him in 2012.  I was fortunate to call him a friend, and will miss the occasional letter, phone call or visit to the station when he came back to Massachusetts.  As he did with many people he cared about, he treated me like a member of his family, he provided words of advice when appropriate, and words of encouragement when needed.   For those of us whose lives were touched by the Chief, we are better people having known this man, and we will miss him.

My sincere condolences to his loving wife Caroline, and the entire Chronopoulos family.

Rest in Peace Chief.

Chief Richard Howe

 

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