Chief William Gross Honored by the Boston Press Photographers’ Association with the 61st Bob Howard Good Fellowship Award

Chief Gross Honored by the Boston Press Photographers’ Association: The Boston Press Photographers’ Association honored and presented Chief Gross with the 61st Bob Howard Good Fellowship Award at their Annual Awards Dinner held earlier this evening, May 12, 2018, at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts. Chief Gross was recognized for his ability to bring people together, foster understanding and restore calm, especially during particularly volatile situations, as he did during this year’s Free Speech Rally held this past summer on the Boston Common in August of 2017. John Tlumacki, who was covering the rally that day for the Boston Globe, was so impressed with the Chief’s ability to navigate and diffuse the anger and tensions of the assembled crowds that he later nominated him for this year’s award. Said Tlumacki, “How the Chief handled himself that day was certainly deserving of recognition and nominating him for this award only seemed appropriate. Chief Gross represents all the best qualities we expect and hope to see in our police officers and our city is a safer, more open and friendly place because of how he approaches his role and responsibility as a police officer.”