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Past President, CWO4 Richard P. Spurr, USCGR (Ret.)

He also served as President of the following:

  •        Police Square Club of Massachusetts-1974

  •       Massachusetts South Shore Safety Officer's League-1978

  •       Massachusetts Safety Officer's League-1982

  •       Massachusetts Crime Prevention Officer's Association Inc.-1987

  •       Constitution Chapter, Reserve Officers Association-1992

  •        National Sojourners, New England Chapter #12-1993

  •        Life Member, American Military Retirees Association

  •        Founding Member, International Retired Law Enforcement Officers Association

  •        Active Member, Fraternal Order of Police

  •        Active Member, International Police Association

  •        Life member of the Reserve Officer's Association

  •        Silver life member of the National Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer's

  •        Vice-President of CGCPOA Boston Chapter - 1984

  •        PUFL member of American Legion Post #8 in Winter Haven

               where he has also served on the Honor Guard

Rich is originally from Massachusetts and now resides in Davenport, Fl. with his wife Carol.   They have six children, eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

CW04 Spurr began his career in the US Coast Guard in 1958, attending recruit training in Cape May, NJ.

He served aboard the UCCGC UNIMAK in 1959. His first reserve assignment was at ORTUPS 01-594, Quincy Massachusetts from 1959 to1966.  He had a break in service from 1966-1974 reenlisting in 1974 assigned to MSO Boston until 1979.  He was then selected for the first District Reserve Inspection Team until 1982. During this period was advanced to Chief Petty Officer.  In 1982 he was assigned as assistant training officer at Reserve Group Boston Mass until 1986. He advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 1984 later commissioned to Chief Warrant Officer in 1985.  He was assigned to First District Reserve inspection Team 1986 to 1988.  From 1988 to1990 he was Chief of Administration Division of Reserve Group Boston.  He was selected as Commanding Officer of CGRU Station Cape Cod Canal in Sandwich, Mass 1990 to 1993.  He transferred to Seventh Coast Guard District being assigned to Marine Safety Office in Tampa until 1997.  His last assignment commenced in 1997 here at Marine Safety Detachment port Canaveral serving as Assistant Departmental Reserve Manager.  CW04 Spurr had various active duty assignments through out his career including the Olympic Task Force Security Team at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles California, MARDEZ exercises through out the First Coast Guard District, OPSAIL 82, 86 and 90 in Boston Mass.  He was a member of the Joint Task Force for the Exxon Valdez oil spill clean up in Alaska during 1989-1991. He was a member of Space Shuttle Security Team for over 25 manned launches between1994 - 2000

Serving in integral roles including Deputy Patrol Commander.

He has been recognized through out his career for outstanding performance of duty. He was selected by Navy League of the United States as the Outstanding First District Coast Guard Enlisted Reservist of the Year and in 1986 he was selected  as the Reserve Officer's Association of the  United  States Outstanding Coast  Guard Reserve  Junior Officer  of  the Year and  to date  he is the  only  Chief  Warrant Officer to be selected for this prestigious award. Some of his notable awards include the Coast Guard Achievement Medal and the Commandant's letter of Commendation with  O device on 4 separate occasions.

.Rich was a Police Officer/EMT with the Needham Police Dept. in Massachusetts from 1965-1992, graduated from Quincy, Mass. Police Academy and studied Criminal Justice at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.

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