Great Work Recognized: BPD Officers Honored for Their Actions in the Line of Duty After Recovering Three Loaded Firearms While Arresting Three Suspects in Roxbury

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Great Work Recognized: Earlier today, on Thursday December 13, 2018, Commissioner William Gross presented commendations to Police Officers Christopher Dunn, Marc McBrien, Joseph Starkey, Brian Stallings, John Beauchemin, Kyle McCabe, Connor Murphy, Michael Kerin, and Jason Gaffney for their heroic actions in the line of duty.

At about 2:28 AM on Monday November 26, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested three suspects and recovered three loaded firearms during a traffic stop in the area of 407 Dudley Street in Roxbury. Officers had stopped a motor vehicle, which was occupied by three male subjects, as part of an investigation when they confirmed that the driver was operating with a suspended license. When the officers explained the situation to the operator, he became argumentative and suddenly reached down towards his feet and grabbed a handgun from the floor of the vehicle. A violent struggle then ensued as numerous officers responded to provide back up. Officers were eventually able to gain control of both the firearm and the suspect at which time he was placed in custody. Officers then removed two passengers from the vehicle who were both pat frisked and found to be in possession of loaded firearms before being placed in custody.

Their actions resulted in the arrest of three potentially dangerous individuals and the removal of three illegal firearms off of our streets.

For their efforts, they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.