BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Patrolman John ​F.​ Condon Killed in the Line of Duty on this Day 92 Years Ago


BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Patrolman John F. Condon who was killed in the line of duty on this day, October 7, 92 years ago. On October 7, 1927, Patrolman Condon was killed in the line of duty when a suspect took possession of his firearm, while Patrolman Condon was attempting to arrest another male, and shot him repeatedly.

Patrolman Condon was 41-years-old at the time of his death and had served with the Boston Police Department for eight years. Making his passing all the more tragic is the fact that he was survived by his wife and three children.

Patrolman Condon is buried at the St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial (Panel 6, West Line 28), as well as, the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial located at the Massachusetts State House.

A Hero Sign has been placed in Patrolman Condon’s honor at 543 Tremont Street in District D-4 (South End). Should you ever find yourself in the area, please take a moment to reflect on the service and sacrifice of a hero who gave his life while protecting and serving others.