Retired WPD Officer Participates in Black Lives Matter Demonstration

Published by Chris Wangler - June 3, 2020.

June Conway, an award-winning former Waltham Police officer, participated in a Black Lives Matter demonstration on Waltham Common.

Conway held signs reading “Protect and Serve All” and “I Can’t Breathe.”

Other demonstrators, also holding signs, took part in the peaceful event at the corner of Main and Moody Streets Tuesday afternoon.

Demonstrations have been held nationwide since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody on Memorial Day.

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Rose

 

 

Officer Conway retired from Waltham Police in January after 33 years.

During her time on the force, she was recognized for her community outreach to underprivileged residents and especially kids in public housing.

In 1999, she was named Crime Watch Officer of the Year by the Massachusetts Neighborhood Crime Watch Committee.

Officer Conway was also named a Waltham Unsung Hero in 2018 by the Waltham Lions Club for her work in community policing.

Demonstration photos courtesy of Jennifer Rose