Great Work Recognized: Longest Active Detective Receives "Number 1" Badge

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Detective Ellis Thornton from District D-4 (South End) celebrated 31 years of service as a detective to the City of Boston and the Boston Police Department. To honor Detective Thornton as the BPD’s longest tenured active detective, he was presented with detective’s badge number 1. Over the years, Detective Thornton has solved hundreds of cases and served as a mentor to other officers and his peers, many of whom have gone on to become members of the BPD Command Staff. To Detective Thornton we say, “Thank you for your continued service!”