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 Medway To Decicate Police Station To Former Chief Lambirth

On Sat., June 11, at 10 a.m., the Town of Medway will dedicate the Medway Police Station in the name of former Chief of Police W. David Lambirth. 
Chief Lambirth was a lifelong resident of Medway, attending Medway Schools until Junior High and then finishing his high school education at Norfolk Agricultural School. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps where he served for four years. 
In 1966, Lambirth joined the Medway Police Department as a patrol officer. During his years of service, he attained the rank of Sergeant and, in 1980, he was promoted to Chief of Police to replace then-retiring Chief William Giallonardo. 
By 1989, the police department had outgrown its facility in the Town Hall building and research began to locate a place for a new police station. A committee was formed and a new police station was built on Village Street on the site of an old railroad station. The building was completed in 1990 and the police department moved into its new home.
Chief Lambirth served in the new police station until 2002, completing 23 years as Chief of Police and a total career of 36 years dedicated to the Town of Medway. During that time, he saw the department grow from five officers to 16 full-time members with another seven Reserves. Chief Lambirth passed away on July 25, 2021. 
The public is invited to attend this dedication which will be held in the front of the police station. After the ceremony, an open house will be held to tour of the police station.