Great Work Recognized: BPD Officer Rec Garners Commissioner's Commendation for Gun-Related Arrest in Dorchester

RECOGNITION: Officer Dennis Layden of District C-11 (Dorchester) was recently awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation for remaining cool, calm and collected during an incident on April 1, 2017 that led to three arrests and the recovery of a firearm. When Officer Layden attempted to stop a motor vehicle in the area of Neponset Ave and Adams Street, the operator of the vehicle knowingly ignored the officer and his effort to stop the car. A few blocks later, however, all three occupants ditched the car and attempted to make good their escape. Meanwhile, Officer Layden calmly and clearly broadcast descriptions of all three suspects. In short time, responding officers were able to locate and apprehend all three suspects. Additionally, a search of the suspects enabled officers to recover a loaded firearm and a large quantity of a Class A Drug (Crack Cocaine). For his courage, composure and commitment to keeping Boston safe, Officer Layden is deservingly and appropriately awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation. From all of us here at the BPD to Officer Layen, we say: “Thanks for keeping us safe.”