The highly decorated officer received numerous honors including the Terry Donnelly Police Officer of the Year in 1998 and received an Honorable Service Unit Citation for supporting the U.S. Secret Service when First Lady Michelle Obama visited the city in 2013.
A large contingent of law enforcement officers, fire personnel, and emergency medical personnel from throughout Berkshire County and beyond will be in attendance to pay their respects. A marching and vehicle procession will take place to transport and accompany Winston from the funeral home to the church at 89 Briggs Ave.
At Anthony Simeone's funeral the procession traveled down Columbus Avenue where outside of Fire Department headquarters trucks were pulled out and firefighters were giving a final salute.
The department provides honor guard at the wake and funeral, has trucks in the procession, and sounds a final alarm for former members of the department who died. Simeone had been a firefighter for 18 years and after he retired from the department in 1982, he continued to work closely with the Fire Departmen