South Hadley Patrol Officer Mark Dominick retired March 2.
A lifelong resident of Granby, Dominick began his career in law enforcement in 1980 as a South Hadley reserve police officer. In 1983 he moved to Houston, Texas to become a deputy sheriff with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. Dominick returned to the area in 1986 and was hired on Oct. 12, 1986 with three other South Hadley police officers to bring the compliment of sworn South Hadley police officers to 25.
Throughout his career, Dominick has been a dedicated and valued member of the South Hadley Police Department. He was a member of the detective bureau for more than 17 years, assisting in homicide investigations, numerous narcotic investigations and countless other successful investigations. His criminal cases including working with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the United States Postal Inspectors and the United States Inspectors General’s Office.
Dominick was also a member of the Hampshire County Drug Task Force. Due to his keen investigative instincts and commitment, Dominick is well respected regionally by law enforcement agencies throughout Hampshire and Hampden counties. His accolades include dozens of letters from the community, spanning his career, offering their works of appreciation to Dominick for the help he has offered. He has served the South Hadley community with distinction. While we wish him an enjoyable retirement, Officer Dominick will be missed.