On Sept. 6, the Town of North Reading lost a beloved and valued employee, Eugene S. Tworek, 71. “Gene” as he was known by those who had the good fortune of knowing him, died Tuesday surrounded by family, friends and co-workers after a brief illness.
Chief Murphy and the Officers of the North Reading Police Department would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute and recognize Gene’s contributions to public safety. As the Town’s Information & Technology (IT) Department Head, Gene worked closely with many police department members over the years on various important projects.
Setting up and repairing the Town’s expansive internal telephone network was something that Gene clearly took pride in doing. Gene always worked tirelessly and without complaint, no matter what the hour, in order to keep our public safety lines up and running. Gene was also a valuable member of the Town’s Internal Security Team which focuses on keeping Town employees safe from work place violence. Gene showed a truly dedicated interest in doing his part to keep his co-workers safe by providing logistical support, and IT support to team members during trainings and annual security reviews. Unbeknownst to many of us, Gene was a Vietnam Veteran who served as an SP5 in the U.S. Army. This humility and dedication to protecting and serving was true to Gene’s character and was aptly reflected in his interest in keeping his co-workers safe.
Those of us who patrol the Town during the late nights and early pre-dawn hours will miss seeing Gene’s lone car parked behind the Town Hall, a sight which all of us would see on so many occasions, knowing that Gene was working, always committed to doing his job as well as he could for our Town government and the community it serves.
To Gene, we offer our sincerest thanks and Godspeed.