Message From the Police Commissioner

The Boston Police Department sends our condolences to our colleagues in the Manchester (NH) Police Department, who today are mourning the passing of Officer Michael Briggs. Officer Briggs succumbed to wounds received after he was shot while questioning a suspect on October 16. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Brigg’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.Officer’s Brigg’s murder was a terrible and repugnant act. I would like to thank the officers from all of the agencies who participated in the investigation and swift arrest of the suspect in Officer Brigg’s murder. As you are aware by now, an arrest was made in Dorchester within hours after the assault on Officer Briggs. The swift arrest of this violent fugitive was the result of excellent police work on the part of many agencies, led by the Manchester Police Department and including BPD officers from District 2, District 11 the Youth Violence Strike Force, Special Operations, The US Marshals Service, the MA State Police and the MA Transit Police.