Media Availability/Photo Opportunity: BPD to Honor and Remember 1st Hispanic Boston Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty During Wall of Honor Ceremony

Media Availability/Photo Opportunity: BPD to Honor and Remember 1st Hispanic Boston Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty During Wall of Honor Ceremony

WHO: Mayor Martin Walsh, Police Commissioner William Evans, Captain Alfredo Andres, friends and family of Officer Jose Maceira, representatives from the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association, members of the BPD Command Staff, elected officials and local clergy.

WHAT: The name of Police Officer Jose Maceira, the first Hispanic Boston Police Officer killed in the line of duty, will be added to the BPD’s Memorial Wall of Honor located on the first floor of Boston Police Headquarters. Born in Puerto Rico, Officer Jose Maceira joined the Boston Police Department in February of 1974. Several short months later, on November 23, 1974, Officer Maceira was shot in the neck and jaw during a violent confrontation with a suspect in Dorchester. The injuries sustained that day would have long lasting implications ultimately resulting in Officer Maceira’s passing in 1977. At the time of his death, Officer Maceira was 33 years-old.     

WHERE: Boston Police Headquarters, 1199 Tremont Street, 1st Floor Lobby

WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 4:30pm