Department Loses One of Our Own

It is with deep regret that the Boston Police Department announces the passing away of Active Duty Detective Ernesto R. (“Tito”) Whittington.whittington.jpg Ernesto R. “Tito”, July 8, 2006 Detective BPD. Beloved son of Gladys Whittington of Jamaica Plain and the late James Whittington, Sr. Dear brother of Erroll and Rogelio Whittington Both of Boston. Nephew of Catalina and Edward Gooding of Roxbury. Adopted brother of Jeff Coaston of Boston. He leaves a host of extended family, friends and colleagues including his partner Carmell Precia, BPPD. Funeral Service Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Prince Hall Masonic Temple, 18 Washington Street, Dorchester. Visiting with the family at the Temple Thursday 2:00P.M. 4:00 P.M. and 6:00P.M. 8:00 P.M. Masonic service at 8 A.M. Burial Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain. In lieu of flowers make donations in his memory to Roxbury Salvation Army, Youth Activities Fund, 23 Vernon Street, Roxbury 02119. Arrangements Davis Funeral Home of Roxbury and Mattapan. www.davisfuneralhomeboston.com Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Detective Whittington at this difficult time.