Commissioner Evans Remembers Officers Killed in the Line of Duty on Police Officer Memorial Day in Boston

Police Officer Memorial Day Honored in Boston: Back in 1962, President John F. Kennedy established by law that the day, May 15th, would forever be recognized as Police Officer Memorial Day. According to President Kennedy, the day would forever be used to honor and remember police officers killed in the line of duty while protecting and serving the citizens of our fine country. Additionally, it was JFK’s hope then, and remains our hope now, that the day would further be used to express gratitude and appreciation for the dedicated service and courageous acts performed by law enforcement officers all across the nation. Today, May 15, 2015, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and Pat Rose, the President of the BPPA, laid two wreaths at the BPD Memorial in honor and recognition of all police officers killed in the line of duty. Said Commissioner Evans: “The work done by the men and women of the Boston Police Department on a daily basis never ceases to amaze me and makes me proud to be part of one of the most honorable professions in America. On this day, I give thanks to all of my officers for their courage, dedication and continued devotion to the people of our fine city.”