Two off-duty Boston police officers subdued an unruly passenger who tried to open an exit door aboard a flight from Boston to Los Angeles, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing, officials said.
A 26-year-old California man had a “psychopathic episode” Monday morning on Virgin America Flight 363, which prompted officials to divert the plane to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, according to a report filed by Omaha police.
One of the longer running traditions within the Boston Police Department is the bestowing of the badge bearing the #1 to the officer – or in this case detective – who has the most time on the job.
Thursday, September 11, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to Detectives Leo Ronan and Gloria Kinkead as well as Area E Officers Fabian Belgrave and Wilson Quiles: On August 13, 2014, Officer Quiles responded to a radio call for a robbery at the Burger King on Washington Street in Roslindale.
Thursday, March 13, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to Youth Violence Strike Force Detective Brian Smigielski and District B-3 Officers Clifford Davis and Stephen Puopolo:
On December 14, 2013, Detective Smigielski was on patrol in the area of Blue Hill Ave and Morton St. when he heard what appeared to be multiple gunshots from different firearms.
In the calendar year 2014, the men and women of the Boston Police Department have taken 474 illegal crime guns off the streets of Boston. A crime gun is defined as an illegal firearm used in the commission of a crime or confiscated in the course of an arrest. In addition to the above, 384 guns have been voluntarily turned in by community members taking advantage of the Boston Gun Buyback Program. All told, there are 858 fewer guns in circulation as a result of the above efforts. For perspective purposes, the BPD seized a total of 667 guns for the year in 2013.
As the Great Recession ended, 61 key cities across America As the Great Recession ended, 61 key cities across America—the most populous one in each state plus all others with more than 500,000 people—emerged with a gap of more than $217 billion between what they had promised their workers
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The House on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve legislation that would raise from $100,000 to $150,000 a one-time payment that the state provides to the families of police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and other frontline workers who die while serving their communities.