In the News: The Boston Globe Remembers Retired Boston Police Commissioner Joseph Jordan

Photo Courtesy of Joseph Dennehy, Globe Staff, File 1980

Thank you to Boston Globe writer Brian MacQuarrie for his tribute in today’s newspaper to retired Boston Police Commissioner Joseph M. Jordan after he passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the age of 91. Mr. Jordan was the first and only Boston commissioner to rise to that position having held every rank in the department from patrolman to commissioner. He was appointed to the top job in 1976 by Mayor Kevin White, and Mr. Jordan’s 9-year term was marked by challenging times in Boston and his efforts to build relations between the police department and minority communities. He will be remembered as a “great cop and a better father,” said Jospeh Jordan, Jr. To read more, please follow the link below:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2014/05/12/joseph-jordan-police-commissioner-fractious-era/7VCHw46srVv5p13qXXSu1N/story.html