BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Frank J. Comeau Killed in the Line of Duty on this day 93 Years Ago: On March 24, 1926, Officer Frank J. Comeau happened upon three teenagers who had broken down in a stolen vehicle in front of the police station on Dickens Street in Dorchester. While attempting to arrest the suspects, a scuffle occurred in which Officer Comeau suffered a fatal gunshot wound. The suspects then fled the area but were apprehended a few days later.
A 3-year veteran of the department, Officer Comeau was 38-years-old at the time of his death. Making his line of duty death ever more tragic is the fact that he left behind a grieving wife and two daughters. Officer Comeau was laid to rest at New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial on Panel 62, West Line 7.
In Boston, a Hero Sign is posted at the intersection of Acadia Street and Adams Street in Dorchester to forever honor the memory of a man who gave his life in service to his city. If you’re in the area, 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.