BPD Remembers: The Boston Police Department remembers Officer Andrew Cuneo who was shot and killed in the line of duty 98 years ago on August 13, 1921. Officer Cuneo, who was the first Italian-born Boston Police Officer killed in the line of duty, was shot while confronting an armed gunman on Hanover Street in the North End.
Officer Cuneo had been with the department for 15 years and was 44-years-old at the time of his death. Making his death ever more tragic was the fact that Patrolman Cuneo was survived by his wife and nine children.
Officer Cuneo is buried at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Roslindale, MA. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 7, East Line 6, as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Officers Memorial at the Statehouse in Downtown Boston.
A Hero Sign and memorial plaque have been posted in honor and memory of Officer Cuneo on Hanover Street on District A-1 (Downtown).