Letter from campus police, re: Mike Marcil

To the community,

On behalf of the Fitchburg State University Campus Police force, I am writing to express our heartfelt gratitude for the widespread support and well-wishes extended after the untimely passing of our dedicated colleague and devoted friend Michael Marcil.

Mike served this department with distinction for nearly 30 years, a long chapter in a notable career in law enforcement that included service to other local departments. The long line of officers and police vehicles that preceded his funeral was a measure of the high regard in which Mike was held by his friends and colleagues. The police service is very much like a family, and it is heart warming to feel the network of support that is extended when we lose one of our own. That network extends to Mike’s own family, which has shown great strength and grace through these very trying times. They remain in our thoughts and prayers as we grieve a great loss together.

Mike Marcil will never be forgotten, and we are grateful for the privilege of having known and worked with him. We thank the community for honoring his memory and service.

Benjamin McDonald, Acting Chief, Fitchburg State University Campus Police