BPD Remembers The Service And Sacrifice Of Officer Frederick W. Bartlett Killed In The Line Of Duty On This Day 88 Years Ago: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer Frederick W. Bartlett who was killed in the line of duty on this very day 88 years ago. On December 9, 1930, Officer Bartlett was injured when he was struck by a motor vehicle while directing traffic at the scene of a fire in the area of Gallivan Boulevard and Washington Street in Dorchester. Officer Bartlett later succumbed to his injuries on December 10, 1930.
Bartlett, who was an 11-year veteran of the department, was 42-years-old at the time of his death. Making his passing ever more tragic is the fact that he left behind a grieving wife and one child.
Officer Bartlett was laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 62, West Line 12.
In Boston, a Hero Sign (see photo) is posted to honor his life and service in the area of Gallivan Boulevard and Washington Street in Dorchester. 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.