Yesterday, Thursday, April 6, 2017, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans was honored to meet Boston citizen Dr. Edward Sleeper on his 102nd birthday. At a small birthday celebration with family, Commissioner Evans presented Dr. Sleeper, a retired oral surgeon who spent the majority of his practice in the City of Boston, with a commendation expressing appreciation for his “years of dedication to the people of Boston and his many contributions to the vitality of our city.” In response, Dr. Sleeper recalled working on Yankees star pitcher Mel Stottlemyre’s toothache when the Yankees were in town playing the Red Sox in the 1960’s. “I credit myself with the Red Sox win that day. Stottlemyre was scheduled to pitch, but I advised he rest after the procedure; fortunately for Boston and the Sox, his replacement didn’t do so well!”
Said the Commissioner, “I’m honored to meet Dr. Sleeper. Citizens like him keep this city going and thriving. I can’t wait to celebrate with him again on his 103rd!” Happy birthday, Dr. Sleeper, and we wish you many more!