Today, Thursday, August 28, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to District D-4 (South End) Sergeant Detective Kevin Power and Detectives John Kelleher, Daniel MacDonald, Kevin McGill, Thomas Connolly, and Timothy O’Sullivan for their actions in the following incident: Since the first of the year, District D-4 (South End) had experienced a 63% increase in residential burglaries, the majority of which being committed while the residents were home asleep. Upon further training provided by the Bureau of Investigative Services, these detectives researched the area to identify key players involved in the burglaries. Under the direct supervision of Sgt. Det. Power, Detectives Kelleher, MacDonald, McGill, Connolly, and Sullivan responded to a significant amount of these burglaries and were diligent in processing all evidence, taking the additional steps of comforting and reassuring victims that their investigation was a priority. With their continued dedication to the victims and the community, the Detectives were able to secure the identity of a known criminal and connect him to at least six burglaries in the area. Since the arrest, the area has seen a 54% decrease in burglaries. For their commitment to justice and dedication to the community, we thank these detectives for their hard work.