Waterbury remembers veteran who died after battle with cancer

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Waterbury remembers veteran who died after battle with cancer

Waterbury came together to say goodbye to an icon in the community.

Veteran Sam Beamon was lying in state inside Waterbury City Hall.

He served in the U.S. Marines, then in the Waterbury Police Department for 30 years.

He died last Sunday of cancer at 71-years-old.

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Beamon was chairman of the Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee.

He made it his mission to honor the memories of Waterbury veterans who died fighting for our freedom.

His body was lying in state from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Beamon’s funeral is Monday.

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