Great Work Recognized: Congratulations to Commissioner Commendation Recipients Officers Luis Lopes & Jeremiah O’Brien

Great Work Recognized: Congratulations to Commissioner Commendation Recipients Officers Luis Lopes & Jeremiah O’Brien: At about 6:30pm, on October 6, 2014, officers responded to a call for a person shot in the area of the Ashmont MBTA Train Station. The victim was transported to the Boston Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. While conducting a search of the nearby area for a suspect, Officers Lopes and O’Brien soon observed and located an individual known to them through previous encounters and, more specifically, an arrest for the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. In light of such, officers tactfully approached the suspect to better understand why he was in the area of the earlier shooting. While talking to the suspect, a description of the suspect wanted in connection to the earlier shooting was broadcast over the police radio. For officer safety, a pat frisk of the suspect was conducted. When no weapon was found, officers then conducted a search of the immediate area for the weapon. In short time, officers located a loaded firearm lying on the ground in close proximity to the suspect.  The suspect was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Murder. Thanks to their quick and strategic response and the effective apprehension of a violent repeat felon, Officer Lopes and O’Brien are hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.