On November 18, 2014, members of the District A-7 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were in the Eagle Hill area of East Boston when officers observed what appeared to be a transaction between two individuals involving illegal narcotics. After witnessing the transaction, officers approached both of the suspects involved. When officers attempted to stop the suspects, one of the suspects immediately adopted a defensive stance and began fighting with the officers. During the course of altercation, officers observed the suspect repeatedly reaching for his waistband in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a weapon. After the suspect was handcuffed, a search of the suspect enabled officers to discover and recover a .357 caliber firearm (loaded) found in the suspect’s pant leg. In addition to the firearm, an undisclosed quantity of heroin, marijuana and money were found on the suspect. The outstanding police in this incident work led to the arrest of two armed felons and the recovery of an illegal firearm. For protecting our communities and keeping our citizens safe, Commissioner’s Commendations are bestowed to Sergeant Detective Felipe I. Colon, Detective John McCarthy & Police Officer Richard Slamin.