Honoring & Remembering Eight Boston Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Honoring Eight Boston Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty: Today, Thursday, December 4, 2014, Commissioner William Evans and the men and women of the Boston Police Department honored and recognized eight officers who died in the line of duty while protecting the citizens of Boston. The officer’s deaths were re-classified as line of duty deaths after extensive research was conducted and provided courtesy of BPD Archivist Margaret Sullivan and BPD Chronologist Officer Robert Anthony. In addition to having their names permanently engraved and added to the department’s Wall of Honor, the officers named below were posthumously presented with the department’s Medal of Honor in accordance with their service and sacrifice. Said Commissioner Evans: “Honoring those who make the ultimate sacrifice while protecting and serving the citizens of our city is one of the most important things we can do. The officers honored here today gave up their lives in protection of others and we can’t thank or honor them enough.”      

Officers Honored Today:

Watch Officer Jonathan Houghton: End of Watch 1825

Watch Officer David Estes: End of Watch 1848

Patrolman Cornelius F. Regan: End of Watch 1898

Patrolman Walter E. Harris: End of Watch 1906

Patrolman Michael Brennan: End of Watch 1918

Captain Hugh J. Lee: End of Watch 1919

Patrolman John Condon: End of Watch 1927

Patrolman John Lynch: End of Watch 1944