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Former longtime Bronson police officer passes away

Bronson Police Department
Bronson Police Department

BRONSON, MI (WTVB) - A police officer who served nearly 3 decades in Branch County has passed away. Bronson City Police officer Al Meccia died Monday after a long bout with cancer. Meccia grew up in New Jersey and came to the Branch County area in the early 1980’s. Al earned his associates degree from Tri-State University, now Trine University, and served proudly in the National Guard and the U.S. Army Special Forces for almost 13 years.

Meccia was on the Bronson City Police force from 1983 until retiring in 2010.  Services for Al Meccia will held on Friday at St. Mary of Assumption Church in Bronson. Military honors will be provided by the Bronson American Legion Post #259. Visitation will be tomorrow from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Dutcher-Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson. Memorials may be directed to the family and funeral home to help with funeral expenses.