The Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society honors the 2014 retirees. We salute and say thank you to Detective John M. Derby, Lieutenant Detective Gary S. French, Detective Breydamar Garcia, Lieutenant Detective Robert P. Harrington, Sergeant Detective Paul F. Joyce, Lieutenant Detective Daniel P. Linskey, Detective Jane M. Mulvana, Detective Rosendo Rentas and Detective Robert M. Tully.
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It turns out that almost everything bleated out by the race-mongers and the low-information media about the Eric Garner tragedy has turned out to be wrong.
Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, is dead. This is a tragedy, regardless of the circumstances. We rightly mourn with his wife and children. They will never see their husband and father again, and that should break everyone's heart.
When we witness a gut-rending tragedy like this, we want to know who is responsible. Who is to blame for depriving this family of its husband and father? As the facts emerge, it becomes increasingly clear that, as tragic as this situation is, in the end the culpability for Eric Garner's death rests with Eric Garner.
To put it as simply as possible, if Mr. Garner had not broken the law and then resisted arrest, he would be alive today.
Orchestrating the Safe & Successful Return of a 4 Year-old Girl to her Mother Merits Commissioner Commendations for Sgt. Detective Charles Daly & Detective Joseph Trodella - On Saturday, August 8, 2014, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a call for a missing child. On arrival, officers spoke to the child’s mother who stated that she had fallen asleep and, when she awoke, she discovered that her 4 year-old daughter was gone.
The Facebook post included several photos of a smiling Baltimore County police officer, some of him in a suit, another sporting outdoor gear. None showed him in uniform or flashing a badge..
The officer works undercover, and the Facebook poster warned that he investigates gun-related cases. The Facebook user's friend had been arrested in June by the officer in an illegal arms sting. The officer is "known to pose as a gun dealer in order to entrap and arrest people," the post read.
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Congratulations to Commissioner Commendation Recipients Sergeant Detective Felipe Colon, Detective John McCarthy & Officer Richard Slamin - On November 18, 2014, members of the District A-7 Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were in the Eagle Hill area of East Boston when officers observed what appeared to be a transaction between two individuals involving illegal narcotics.
After witnessing the transaction, officers approached both of the suspects involved.
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.
When a Boston cop named Wayne Anderson was shot to death by a young driver he had stopped for going the wrong way on a one-way street in Dorchester, more than 4,000 fellow officers, including his partner, Bobby Luongo, jammed Warren Street in Roxbury for the funeral at Charles Street A.M.E. Church.
“It was a different kind of funeral than most of us were used to,” Luongo later recalled. “People kept shouting, ‘Amen!’ But then the minister starts talking about how Wayne had acted professionally, and said, ‘If Wayne had shot first and killed this kid, everyone would be screaming about police brutality.’ Now the whole front row of cops is going, ‘Amen!’ Me, too.”
It’s a humorous story, rooted in an uncomfortable truth.
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.