Great Work Recognized: Commissioner's Commendations Awarded to Officers from the Crime Scene Response Unit


Today, Thursday, August 28, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to Members of the Crime Scene Response Unit Officers Peter Cazeau, Charlene Willoughby, and Michael Connolly for their actions in the following incident: On March 26, 2014, Officers Peter Cazeau and Charlene Willoughby responded to the scene of a building fire at 298 Beacon Street in which two Boston Firefighters. Officers Cazeau and Willoughby became the prime crime scene technicians tasked with the responsibility to document the condition of the scene and the evidence collected from it. Acting as a team, they spent the next five days working hand-in-hand with police and fire investigators in often treacherous conditions due to the structural condition of the building and the fear that the fire could reignite. On April 1, the officers were joined by Michael Connolly. The three tirelessly worked the scene using a 3-D scanning system known as FARO. The result of the scans allowed officers to virtually see the scene from every possible angle essentially allowing them to walk through the front door as Lt. Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy had done on the day of the fire. The completion of the work done by these three officers has been an exceptionally useful visual training tool for present and future firefighters. For their diligence to duty and excellent work , we thank them.