Methuen Police Welcome Back Officer Eric Ferreira, Who Had Been Serving Overseas as a Marine

Methuen Police Officer Eric Ferreira recently returned to the force after a year-long military leave.

Ferreira, deployed from June 2019 to June 2020 with the United States Marines in Okinawa, Japan, received welcomes from Mayor Neil Perry and Police Chief Joseph E. Solomon.

“It is with great pride that we welcome Officer Ferreira back after he began his military leave last year,” Perry said. “All of us in Methuen are grateful for his continued commitment and dedication to serve our community with honor and distinction.”

Ferreira was also stationed in mainland Japan and the Philippines as part of the National Defense Strategy. He has been a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserves for nearly two decades and has been deployed overseas numerous times. He joined the Methuen Police Department in July 2012 and previously served as a police officer for the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md., and for Hudson, N.H., Police Department.

Solomon called him “an exemplary leader” who “has made himself a vital member of the department through his actions and experience.”

Ferreira is a member of the Northeast Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council’s Rapid Response Team, helping to respond to calls such as missing Alzheimer’s patients, missing children and crowd control. He assisted with the security and safety at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., in 2017. He is also firearms instructor at the Methuen Police Department.

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