Many Veterans Serve as Bedford First Responders

~ Submitted by Paul Purchia, Chair, Bedford Patriotic Ceremony Committee

Honor Guards from the Bedford Fire and Police Departments led the procession into the 2021 Veteran’s Day ceremony ~ Image (c) Mike Rosenberg, 2010 all rights reserved

I want to take this time to recognize and thank some unsung heroes who work and live in our community.

The following list includes the names of members of Bedford’s Police and Fire Departments. Each individual is a veteran who has honorably served in the military or still serving their country in the Air and National Guard and who now serve our community every day as police officers and firefighters:

Bedford Police Veterans:


  • Sgt. Ronald Undzis Jr.
  • Officer Jeffrey French
  • Officer Justin Brooks
  • Officer Alex Hernandez


  • Sgt. Robert Abajian
  • Sgt. Marc Lavine


  • Officer Jim Hunt
  • Officer Jason Kennedy

Air Force

  • Sgt. Craig Naylor
  • Det. Marc Saucier
  • Officer Thomas Devine
  • ECO Deanna Garcia

US Coast Guard

  • Officer Charles Henckler

Bedford Firefighter Veterans

  • Lt. Mark Casey – USMC
  • Firefighter Mark Radwich – US Air Force & Currently w/ Air National Guard
  • Firefighter Carla Sahrbeck – currently a member of the Army National Guard
  • Firefighter Charlie Dias- currently a member of the Army National Guard


1 Comment

  1. Many thanks to our town employees who have served. Your commitment to others continues to be reflected in the careers you have chosen. Our family is deeply appreciative.

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