Remembering Officer Ryan Bourque ’09

WARWICK, RI (October 31, 2022) – Fr. Robert L. Marciano, KHS ’75, President of Bishop Hendricken, has announced that tomorrow’s All Saints’ Day Mass will be offered in remembrance of Officer Ryan Bourque ’09. Fr. Brian Morris ’03, Chaplain, will celebrate the Mass and Fr. Marciano will serve as homilist.

Officer Bourque, an avid hockey player and musician, joined the Jamestown Police Department in 2015 after graduating from the Rhode Island Police Academy. Just as he was beginning his career and completing a night shift, Officer Bourque was tragically killed by a drunk driver. His time in law enforcement was marked by his commitment to serving and improving the community.

In his spirit of service, Bishop Hendricken’s Youth Force Leadership Club, a student organization dedicated to traffic safety with a focus on substance use prevention and safe desicion-making skills, is “adopting” the Bourque family as part of this year’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) RI victim adoption program.

The Mass will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 9:30am, in McNally Gym. The Bourque family, Jamestown Police Chief Edward Mello, Warwick Police Chief Colonel Brad Connor, and members of the Jamestown Police Department will be in attendance. A special invitation is extended to Officer Bourque’s classmates and fellow alumni.


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