SAUGUS — Chief Michael Ricciardelli and the Saugus Police Department regretfully announce the passing of retired Officer John “Nags” Naglieri.
Officer Naglieri, 61, passed away on Monday after a battle with cancer.
Officer Naglieri served as a reserve police officer with the Saugus Police Department before becoming a full-time officer in 1995. He served with the department for 30 years in various capacities, and retired as a full-time officer in September 2018. After his retirement from serving full-time, he continued working as a special police officer until he was diagnosed with cancer approximately six months ago.
“John was well respected by his peers, and someone that you could always count on to back you up and do the right thing. He had a great attitude and never seemed to be in a bad mood,” Chief Ricciardelli said. “Off the job, John was known as a family man. His pride and joy was his family. We would like to thank John for his friendship, commitment and service to the Town of Saugus and its citizens over the past thirty years. Rest in peace.”
Over the years, Officer Naglieri received numerous awards, commendations and accolades for his outstanding service. He was also a longtime member of the Community Policing Unit and was active in the Police Athletic League.
Officer Naglieri leaves behind his wife, Patti, and three adult children, Trevor, Kelli and Shane.