On Thursday November 5, 2015, two officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) were honored with a commendation at a ceremony held at Boston Police Headquarters.
At about 6:00 AM on Friday July 3, 2015, Officers Brandon Carey and Michael Butler arrested two suspects who were wanted in connection with an armed robbery by means of a firearm which had occurred earlier in the morning in Dedham. The Dedham Police Department issued an alert about the incident and provided a description of the suspect vehicle which came back registered to 21 Fuller Street in Dorchester. Officers responded to that address and observed the suspect vehicle, a blue Ford Explorer SUV, parked and unoccupied in the driveway. Officers remained in the area, performing low profile surveillance. A short time later, four individuals emerged from the house and got into the vehicle which then began to back out of the driveway. As officers approached, the occupants suddenly jumped out of the SUV and attempted to flee back inside the house but officers were able to stop the individuals before they could gain entry. Dedham Police arrived on scene with the victim of the armed robbery who positively identified the two suspects who had robbed her at gunpoint. The suspects were both placed in custody on charges of Armed Robbery. Investigators from Dedham, assisted by members of the Boston Police Department later executed a search warrant at 21 Fuller Street and recovered two firearms from that address.
For their dedicated efforts they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.