BPD Remembers the Service And Sacrifice Of Officer James Brickley Killed In The Line Duty On This Day 84 Years Ago: Today the men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer James Brickley who was killed in the line of duty on this very day 84 years ago. On November 25, 1934, Officer Brickley was struck and killed by a motor vehicle while responding to a fire in the area of Washington and Beech Streets in Roslindale.
Brickley, who was an 11-year veteran of the department, was 43-years-old at the time of his death. Making his passing even more tragic is the fact that he left behind a grieving wife and two children.
Officer Brickley was laid to rest at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 32, West Line 12.
In Boston, a Hero Sign is posted to honor his life and service at the intersection of Washington and Beech Streets in Roslindale. If you’re passing through the area, please keep an eye out for his Hero Sign and kindly take a moment, not only to honor his sacrifice, but to remember the loved ones left in mourning after his tragic passing so many years ago.