Art Reed, Chief of Police
401 Main St.
West Newbury, MA 01985
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
West Newbury Police Announce New Community Initiative
WEST NEWBURY — Police Chief Art Reed is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Pentucket Regional High School in memory of the late former Rowley Police Chief Charles Hardy.
Jennifer Nelson, a student at Pentucket Arts Academy, will paint a fresco of the town seal donated by Fred Hardy, the nephew of Chief Charles Hardy. The re-designed fresco will adorn the entryway of the West Newbury Public Safety Complex, which houses the police and fire departments, as well as the emergency communications center. Once completed, the department will host a dedication ceremony with Nelson, Hardy and town officials.
“I am pleased to partner with our local school community in order to honor Chief Hardy,” said Chief Reed. “This initiative will strengthen the bond between the police department and our students, furthering the department’s relationship with community members.”
Chief Hardy served as the Rowley Police Chief. He was tragically killed in the line of duty in November 2014 by a drunk driver.
The Pentucket Arts Academy is an innovation school within the Pentucket Regional High School. Students utilize their creative voice to articulate self-expression in the production of various original texts, art, and performances, while further cultivating the core skills beyond the oral and written report.
Fredy Hardy is the owner of Hardy’s Auto Body, a local car repair shop located in Rowley.