Sadly, Mayor Thomas M. Menino passed away this morning.
As Mayor Martin Walsh expressed earlier today, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Mrs. Menino and the entire Menino family.
The Boston Police Department is assisting the family at this time and will continue to do so during the difficult days ahead. Mayor Menino was always supportive of the Boston Police Department and our mission to make Boston safe for all of its residents, as well as those who work in and visit our city. Through his support over the last 20 years we have been able to make the Boston Police Department the finest in the nation.
Out of respect for Mayor Menino, flags at all Boston Police facilities will be flown at half staff and I would like each sworn member of the Boston Police Department to wear the black mourning band on their badge through the duration of the funeral services.