Two Barnstable Police Officers Recognized in State House Ceremony

Nominated for "Latinx Excellence on the Hill" awards by Rep. Crocker...
Barnstable Police Officers Wanessa Pizaia and Jian Barcelo at the State House with Rep. Will Crocker (Courtesy of Rep. Crocker)

BOSTON – Barnstable Police Officers Wanessa Pizaia and Jian Barcelo were recognized as part of the Latinx Excellence on the Hill ceremony at the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday October 2, 2018.

Nominated by State Representative Will Crocker, the officers were acknowledged as being the first naturalized citizens to serve on the Barnstable Police Department. “I am incredibly proud of these two outstanding individuals. Their work in our community is unmatched and through their example, they serve as role models to the children in our local Brazilian community,” said Representative Crocker.

Latinx Excellence on the Hill is a celebration of Latinx culture, excellence, and achievement in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The event was organized by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on