The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Sergeant William F. Healey: The Boston Police Department remembers Sergeant William F. Healey who was shot and killed in the line of duty on this very day, October 2, 1946, 72 years ago. Sgt. Healey was shot and killed in the line of duty while confronting two armed gunmen found burglarizing a home at 24 Fayette Street in the Bay Village section of Boston. As he entered the front door of the residence, the suspects opened fire striking Sgt. Healey twice.
Sgt. Healey had been with the department for 18 years and was 48-years-old at the time of his death. Making his death ever more tragic, he was survived by his wife and two daughters.
Sgt. Healey is buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury, MA. His name is on the National Law Enforcement Memorial: Panel 36, West Line 9.
A Hero Sign is posted in honor and memory of Sgt. Healey in front of 24 Fayette Street in the Bay Village section of Boston on District D-4 (South End). Should you find yourself in that area, please keep an eye out for Sgt. Healey’s Hero Sign. And, if time allows, please take a moment to say a prayer thanking and acknowledging a brave man for his service and sacrifice to a grateful city while also acknowledging the hurt, heartache and hardship endured by his family forced to come to grips with the loss of a husband, father and friend.