Media Availability: Three-Year-Old Kolton Hessman to be Honored as an Official Member of the Boston Police Department Posthumously

WHO:  Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, BPD Academy Staff and the parents of Kolton Hessman

WHAT:  Kolton Nguyen Hessman passed away on January 25, 2017, at the age of three after a valiant battle with congenital heart disease.  Tomorrow, Kolton's parents will travel to Boston to thank the men and women of the Boston Police Academy for their kindness and compassion shown during Kolton's search for a heart transplant.  Sadly, Kolton lost his battle but tomorrow his strength and courage will be celebrated and honored during a ceremony in which Kolton will be made an official member of the BPD in memoriam.

WHERE:  The Boston Police Academy, 85 Williams Avenue, Hyde Park

WHEN:  Tuesday June 6, 2017, at 9:00 AM

CONTACT:  Boston Police Office of Media Relations, 617-343-4520