Hanscom FCU congratulates first “Heroes Among Us” honoree

HANSCOM AFB, MA (July 10, 2018) — Hanscom Federal Credit Union has named its first “Heroes Among Us” honoree of 2018.

Nicholas Laganas of Dracut, a U.S. Army veteran who works for the Lowell Police Department, was honored on July 9th at the Lowell Spinners Game against the Hudson Valley Renegades, where he engaged in some batting practice, threw out the first pitch of the game, enjoyed some good food at The Home Plate BBQ, and watched the Spinners win from a prime spot in the Fenway Suite with his friends and family.

Laganas is truly a Hero Among Us. He joined the U.S. Army shortly after graduating from UMass Lowell and served in Baghdad for a year. Upon his return to the U.S., he joined the Lowell Police Department, graduating from the Lowell Police Academy in 2008. Laganas then worked for the Dracut Police Department before returning to the Lowell Police Department in 2012.

Laganas is a hero in another way. Just as he was crossing the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, he heard an explosion. Instead of continuing to collect his finisher’s medal, he turned around and ran toward the sound of the explosions to help those who were injured by the blasts.

Hanscom FCU’s first “Hero Among Us” was nominated by his wife, Lauren, who said, “Nick is a strong, determined, and humble veteran and police officer. He is also a loving and protective husband and father. He truly lives to serve others and deserves to be recognized for it.”

“Nick personifies the meaning of ‘hero,’” said Paul Marotta, Hanscom FCU’s Chairman of the Board. “We’re honored that he’s our first Hero Among Us and we hope he enjoyed a fun evening out with his family and friends.”

Nicholas Laganas, Hanscom FCU’s first “Heroes Among Us” honoree, enjoying a winning game at LeLacheur Park on July 9, 2018.

About Hanscom Federal Credit Union

Hanscom Federal Credit Union is a purpose-driven organization based in Littleton, MA, empowering its members to achieve financial wellness. Guided by its five core values of Members First, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation and Empathy, Hanscom FCU serves more than 95,000 members across the country and overseas through 21 branches, more than 100,000 surcharge-free ATMs, 5,000 service centers, and a web-based branch. The credit union holds $1.9 billion in assets. Follow Hanscom FCU on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter, and check out our MoneyWisdom blog today.


Alexander Caswell
Regan Communications Group




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