BRISTOL, R.I. — The middle-aged man in a US banner sweater grinned in an image in the front web page of this regional paper.
It absolutely was April 2014, and David E. Barboza had simply been awarded Bristol’s “highest honor.”
He had been going to be primary marshal associated with Fourth of July parade, the earliest constant parade in the united states, broadcast survive regional television and went to by thousands.
It was the recognition that is latest for a man who’d held just about any part in his hometown — cop, volunteer firefighter, and EMT; multiterm Town Council user; civil protection director; a nearby Democratic operative serving on different panels and commissions. Read More