Great Work Recognized: Commissioner's Commendations Awarded to BPD Officers

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Today, Thursday, May 22, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to Sergeant Edward Meade (Mobile Operations Patrol), Sergeant Sam Silta (B-2), Sergeant Joseph Kintigos (Boston Housing Police), Detectives Joseph Keaveney and Richard Medina, as well as Officers Michael Fanning, Kevin Cook, Michael O’Rourke, Kevin McClay, Vincent Stephens, Sean Flaherty and Stephen O’Neil for their actions in the following incident: At about 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 3, 2014,  Officers responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 42 Horadan Way in Mission Hill. On arrival, officers observed the male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim had been walking with his grandson when the incident occurred. Officer O’Neil broadcast the suspect information. A short time later, Sgt. Silta, who was returning home from a community meeting, observed a vehicle occupied by 4 individuals that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle. At this time, officers O’Rourke, Stephens, McClay, Fanning, Cook and Flaherty along with Sgt’s Kintigos and Meade responded to the area to provide assistance. As officers initiated a traffic stop, three of the passengers fled the vehicle on foot, while the operator remained. The passengers fled in different directions, but two were able to be apprehended following lengthy foot pursuits during which an illegal firearm was located.  The third suspect was later identified and apprehended by the YSVF. The officers assisting in the arrest of these individuals displayed tremendous bravery and concern for the residents of the city, for this, we thank them for their continued dedication to the City of Boston.