Police Memorial Sunday is a day set aside by statute for the purpose of honoring and remembering deceased members of the Boston Police Department. This year Police Memorial Sunday was celebrated on June 5, 2016 at the Mount Hope Cemetery on Walk Hill Street in Mattapan. Members of the Boston Police Department joined Mayor Walsh, Commissioner Evans, BPD retirees, families and local clergy to honor the memory of all deceased members of the Boston Police Department.
After a mass and words from the clergy, the mayor and commissioner not only spoke about the dedication and commitment these Boston officers and their families have made to their jobs and the City of Boston, but they reminded those in attendance of the sacrifices of two officers killed in the line of duty this year in outside jurisdictions—MA State Trooper Thomas L. Clardy and Auburn Officer Ronald Tarantino, Jr.
In the rain, Chief William Gross read the roll of the 65 fallen officers, who were then honored with a 21-gun salute. May they all rest in peace.