Sgt. Racow Retires after Nearly 30 Years of Service, including Awards for Bravery and Actions Beyond the Call of Duty
WINTHROP — Chief Terence Delehanty announces the retirement of a longtime member of the Winthrop Police Department.
Sgt. Judy Racow joined the Winthrop Police Department in August 1993 and spent much of her career as a detective, having served as the department’s first female detective.
Sgt. Racow has received numerous commendations and awards for bravery and actions beyond the call of duty during her long career in law enforcement. She received the Narcotics Enforcement Officers Award in 1996 from the New England Narcotic Officers Association. She also received the department community service award in 1996, having organized the Winthrop Police Department holiday toy drive for many years.
In 1996, while investigating drug case, then-Officer Racow was working undercover when a drug suspect tried to kidnap her. She struggled with the suspect and ultimate helped make the arrest. For her actions, she was honored with the George L. Hanna Memorial Award for Bravery by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
Sgt. Racow is also a military veteran and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“We are grateful for Sgt. Racow’s many years of service to her community, and on behalf of the entire Winthrop Police Department, I wish her all the best in her next chapter,” Chief Delehanty said.