In photos: Greenwich parade steps off to celebrate 125th anniversary of police department

Retired officer and current Greenwich Police dispatcher Mark Wilson drives his 1964 Plymouth police car at the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich, Conn. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders, and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance.

Retired officer and current Greenwich Police dispatcher Mark Wilson drives his 1964 Plymouth police car at the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich, Conn. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders, and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance.

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GREENWICH — Retired officer and current Greenwich police dispatcher Mark Wilson was at the front in his 1964 Plymouth police car as the Greenwich Police Department stepped off for its 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich on Sunday.

The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders, and essential workers who made great sacrifices and did so much to help the community through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

After the parade in central Greenwich, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance.

Sarah Muccio, with the Greenwich Department of Human Services, holds a sign thanking doctors.

Sarah Muccio, with the Greenwich Department of Human Services, holds a sign thanking doctors.

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Bob Gagliardi leads the way for Avalon String Band at the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich on Sunday. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders, and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance. At right, retired officer and current Greenwich police dispatcher Mark Wilson drives his 1964 Plymouth police car at the event.

Bob Gagliardi leads the way for Avalon String Band at the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich on Sunday. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders, and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance. At right, retired officer and current Greenwich police dispatcher Mark Wilson drives his 1964 Plymouth police car at the event.

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Greenwich police officers lead the way at the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich on Sunday. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance.

Greenwich police officers lead the way at the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich on Sunday. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance.

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Riverside's Olivia Jones, 7, covers her ears while her brother, William Jones, 4, waves a flag at the start of the parade.

Riverside’s Olivia Jones, 7, covers her ears while her brother, William Jones, 4, waves a flag at the start of the parade.

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Greenwich's Coco Tully dances with Harney Pender Keady Academy Irish step dancers at the event.

Greenwich’s Coco Tully dances with Harney Pender Keady Academy Irish step dancers at the event.

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A helicopter flies over the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade while The Greenwich Pipe Band performs.

A helicopter flies over the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade while The Greenwich Pipe Band performs.

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The Greenwich Pipe Band performs at the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich, Conn. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders, and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance.

The Greenwich Pipe Band performs at the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich, Conn. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders, and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance.

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Photos from the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich, Conn. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders, and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance.

Photos from the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich, Conn. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders, and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance.

Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media
Photos from the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich, Conn. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders, and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance.

Photos from the Greenwich Police Department 125th Anniversary Parade in Greenwich, Conn. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. The parade was held to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Police Department and honor Greenwich Hospital staff, first-responders, and essential workers who made great sacrifices through the pandemic. After the parade, 10 pipe bands took the stage at Havemeyer Field for a large band performance.

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