Great Work Recognized: Commissioner's Commendations Awarded to District B-3 Officers


Today, Thursday, October 9, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to  District B-3 Sergeant Detective John Fitzgerald, Detectives Anthony Williams, Patrick Foley, and Jean Ricard, and Police Officers Clifford Davis, Alexis Maldonado, and Boston Housing Officer Charles Keller: Between August 17 and September 24, 2014, there were three incidents of armed robberies of livery vehicles in the Mattapan area. In two of the incidents, a knife was shown and in the third, a handgun was shown.  During one of the incidents, a livery driver was stabbed multiple times with what police believe to have been a screwdriver. Detective Williams was assigned to investigate these robberies and came to the conclusion that the suspects in all three of the incidents were a female and a male. In one case, the suspects used a cell phone to contact the victim before robbing him.  Detective Williams went to every livery service in the area and provided them with suspect descriptions, details of the crimes, and the cell phone in which the suspects used to call the victim. On September 5, 2014, Detective Williams received a call from a livery driver who stated that the number provided to him that was used by the suspects, had requested his services in the area of 138 Lucerne Street. An operation was put into place in which the above listed officers posed as livery drivers and were able to successfully apprehend four suspects, two of whom positioned themselves in front of and behind the vehicle in an effort to prevent movement. For their attention to detail, innovative tactics and fearless actions, we say thank you!