BPD Remembers: Today, the men and women of the Boston Police Department remember Patrolman Thomas A. Davis who was killed in the line of duty 80 years ago today.
Patrolman Davis died as a result of injuries he sustained while making an arrest on Thursday April 13, 1939. Patrolman Davis was 49 years of age at the time of his death and had served with the department for 20 years.
Patrolman Davis was laid to rest at the New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 50, West Line 8. His name is also located on the Boston Police Department hero wall at Headquarters and the State House.
As you go about your day today, please remember the service and sacrifice of Patrolman Davis as well as the loss his family, friends and loved ones endured so many years ago.