John P. Bruttaniti (1974 - 2016)

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BRUTTANITI John P. Officer Chelsea Police, of Lynn formerly of Chelsea, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the age of 41 years. Loving son of Karen Bruttaniti of East Boston and Johnny Perkins of Alabama. Devoted boyfriend to Kim Segal of Chelsea. Dear brother of Karen Bruttaniti-Campbell of Dorchester, Nicole Correa of Florida and Ernest (Cucho) Acevedo, of Wilmington, MA. Loving uncle to Festus, Noah and Gemeisah. Also survived by his loving uncles, aunts and cousins. Family and friends will honor John’s life by gathering on Tuesday, May 17, in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea, where John will lie in repose from 4:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday in St. Rose Church at 10:30 A.M. in celebration of John's life (PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO CHURCH ON WEDNESDAY) Services will conclude with John being laid to rest with military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery. John P. Bruttaniti, or as he was affectionately known to family and close friends as Coco, was born in Boston to Karen Bruttaniti and Johnny Perkins on September 23, 1974. He attended and graduated from the Dearborn Academy in 1993. After graduating, John began working as a heavy equipment operator. John began his public service career by enlisting in the US Army Reserves, where he served as a Military Police Investigator and deployed to Iraq from 2003 to 2004. In June of 2001 he began working for the Massachusetts General Hospital Police until April of 2005. On April 18, 2005, John began the Mass Firefighting Academy, Recruit Class #168 and successfully completed the course on July 15, 2005 for the City of Chelsea Fire Department and was assigned to Central Fire Station, Engine #2. On March 3, 2008, John began the Massachusetts Transit Police Academy and graduated on August 20, 2008 for the City of Chelsea Police Department. During John’s Career as a Chelsea Police Officer, he was assigned as a motorcycle officer, arson investigator and most recently on April 20, 2016, became a Field Training Officer. One of John’s most proud moments was in June 2015 when he was approached by a parent of young child who had a penny lodged in her throat. John immediately sprung into action and within seconds dislodged the penny and resuscitated her. John kept that penny with him and carried it on him at all times as a memento. For John’s heroic actions, he was awarded the Chelsea Police Departments Life Saving Award. On May 12, 2016, Chief Kyes, also of the Chelsea Police Department, notified John, that the Statewide Advisory Committee for CPR/First Responders within the Mass Police Training Council (MPTC), would be recognized for going above and beyond their law enforcement duties in rendering medical assistance to a person in need. This recognition exemplifies that their CPR/First Responder training was beneficial in saving a life. John was an avid motorcycle rider both on and off-duty. John was a member of the Renegade Pigs Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Boston. On several occasions John assisted the Massachusetts Wounded Vet Run, providing an escort as a motorcycle officer for hundreds of riders through several North Shore Communities. for more info arrangements with the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home East Boston 617-569-0990

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Published in Boston Herald on May 16, 2016
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