Putting the Unity in Community at Fenway Park: BPD Officers Honored Before Tonight's Red Sox Game

Putting the Unity in Community at Fenway Park: Tonight, July 19, 2016, at baseball’s most beloved ballpark, kids from the community along with members of Boston Police Department took center stage in an effort to showcase the city’s spirit of cohesion, cooperation and unity. In the past two weeks, eight police officers nationwide (5 in Dallas, 3 in Baton Rouge) have been killed in the line of duty. The senseless attacks on law enforcement officers undermine the safety and security of citizens everywhere. Prior to the start of tonight’s game against the San Francisco Giants, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz appealed to the best in all of us saying: “Let’s be kind to each other and choose love.” Said Commissioner Evans: “I want to thank the Red Sox for inviting my officers to Fenway Park and I certainly appreciate Big Papi’s comments. Now, more than ever before, it’s essential that we all come together as a community in our shared efforts to prevent another senseless tragedy.”