Wareham Police Officer Retiring After 32 Years

Jul 10, 2019

After 32 years of devoted and honorable service to the town, Officer Richard Robidoux is retiring from the Wareham Police Department. His final day of service was on Monday July 8, 2019. 

Officer Robidoux worked as summer special officer in 1985 and 1986 before being appointed a full time officer in 1987. Acting Chief John Walcek said the hallmark of Robidoux’s career has been his commitment and dedication to the town of Wareham and the Police Department.

Robidoux’s colleagues remember him for his devoted commitment to public safety, saying that Robidoux is “known to always have his police radio on, even when off duty.” On many occasions, he backed up officers with emergency assistance during his days off. 

“One year, a very serious storm was heading up the coast and it appeared that Wareham was going to take a direct hit. Rich, although out of state and on vacation called the department and said he would cut his trip short to make sure there was enough help in town,” said Walcek. “It is for those reasons and so many more that make his service to the town nothing short of exemplary.”

Robidoux’s son Treavor carries on his dad’s commitment to public safety by serving as a member of the Wareham Fire Department.

“We are pleased to report that Rich will be staying on as a special officer and will assist the department when needed on a part-time basis,” said Walcek. “Your brother and sister officers wish you a long, happy, and healthy retirement.”