Commissioner William Evans recently honored and acknowledged several BPD Officers for great work done while protecting and serving the citizens of Boston. In recognition of the efforts, Commissioner Evans awarded each officer with a Commissioner's Commendation. A Commissioner's Commendation is well-earned acknowledgement of an officer's courage and bravery. For a better understanding of the facts and circumstances associated with two of the commendations, please reference incidents listed below:
Commendation #1: At about 12:11 AM on Thursday, February 18, 2016, Officers Michael Miller, Brian Smith and Cedric Lopes of District B-3 (Mattapan) made an arrest and recovered three firearms after a call for shots fired in the area of 30 Bailey Street.
The officers observed the suspect vehicle fleeing the scene and attempted to conduct a stop several blocks away. As the vehicle came to a stop, the rear passenger exited the car while clutching his waistband and fled on foot. Officers gave chase and during the pursuit observed the suspect discard an object in the area of 6 Brookvale Street. The officers were eventually able to place the suspect, a 15 year old juvenile from Boston, into custody. A canvas of the suspect’s flight path produced three discarded firearms. A search of the suspect revealed a bag and a box of additional ammunition.
For their actions they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.
Commendation #2: At about 2:55 AM on Thursday March 10, 2016, Officers Christopher Stevens and William Walker of District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest after a traffic stop in the area of 127 Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The officers were on routine patrol in the area when they observed a motor vehicle commit a traffic infraction. When officers pulled the car over, they observed a firearm sticking out from the rear pocket of the front passenger seat with the handle pointed back towards the operator. After the officers removed the operator of the vehicle, they recovered the gun and determined it to be a loaded Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum with an obliterated serial number. The suspect was placed in custody without incident.
For their diligent efforts they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.