Honoring the Fallen: Annual Police Memorial Mass Held at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan

On Sunday, June 4, 2017, members of the Boston Police Department and Boston Police Relief Association gathered with friends and family at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan for a Memorial Mass to honor and remember the 67 officers who passed away this past year. Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Evans looked on as Chief Gross solemnly read each name as a final roll call for the fallen officers. Commissioner Evans addressed the audience, telling them, “I could go on and on about the names on this list – they were all special to us. I want to say thank you to the families, we’ll never forget your loved ones.”