A tribute to Chief Webber

police-chief-webber-smIf you’ve seen a copy of the town’s annual report which was released last week, you probably noticed it’s dedicated to Southborough Police Chief William Webber who died last November after a battle with cancer. Last night selectmen presented copies of the report to Chief Webber’s wife Kathy and other members of his family.

“Billy was a truly remarkable person and a great representative of the town of Southborough,” Chairman Bill Boland said of the man he said he considered a good friend.

Kathy Webber thanked the town for keeping Chief Webber’s memory alive. “I’m proud you wanted to honor him the way you did.” Chief Webber’s parents, children, and siblings were also at the meeting last night.

Kathy Webber said when her husband became chief of police, which required the family to move to Southborough, she was at first reluctant. “But now I couldn’t picture us being anywhere else. Right to the end you were there for us.”

Each year the town’s annual report is dedicated to an individual or individuals who “expemlify what being an employee of the town of Southborough is all about,” Boland said. “There is no person I would rather see honored.”

You can get copies of the 2008 Annual Town Report at the Town House, Library, Transfer Station, or Police Station.

(Want to do your part to honor Chief Webber? How about buying some pansies?)

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