Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Non-Fatal Shooting in the Back Bay

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Investigation Update: At about 11:00 AM on Friday September 20, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, with the assistance of members of the Brockton Police Department, located and arrested a 34-year-old male from Roxbury in connection to a non-fatal shooting in the Back Bay. The suspect was wanted on a straight warrant issued out of Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling at the time of his arrest. The suspect has since been arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 2:00 AM on Sunday September 8, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Huntington Avenue and Blagden Street in the Back Bay. On arrival, officers located a victim who was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which were considered non-life threatening in nature.  

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District D-4 Detectives at (617) 343-5619.

Community members wishing to assist this search anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Homicide Investigation in the area of 36 West Eagle Street in East Boston

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Investigation Update: At about 7:55 PM on Friday September 20, 2019, officers assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Unit, in coordination with members of the Chelsea Police Department, arrested Raul Gutierrez-Rosales, 22, of Chelsea, at his residence in Chelsea. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on a straight warrant issued out of East Boston District Court for Murder. He is scheduled for arraignment on Monday September 23, 2019.

The original facts and circumstances of the incident are as follows: At about 11:24 PM, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston), responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 36 West Eagle Street in East Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from what appeared to be multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim was later identified as Carlos Ramos, 22, of East Boston.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this search anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma

 

Great Work Recognized: BPD Peer Support Unit Honored for Supporting the Health and Well-Being of Boston’s Finest

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Great Work Recognized: On Wednesday September 18, 2019, the Boston Business Community held their 7th Annual “Honoring Our Heroes Night” at the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square to benefit the Boston Police Foundation. During the ceremony, members of the BPD’s Peer Support Unit were honored for their ongoing efforts to support the health and well-being of Boston’s Finest.  The Boston Police Peer Support Unit was created to help police officers better understand and process the emotional and physical stressors that adversely impact their health and wellness given their steady exposure to traumatic experiences including line-of-duty shootings, high-speed pursuits, physical altercations, injuries and personal tragedies.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for September 20, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Thursday @ 10AM through Friday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 0

Street Robberies: 2
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 2
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 2

Residential Break-ins: 6
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Recent Promotions: Commissioner Gross Promotes Five to the Rank of Sergeant

Recent Promotions: Congratulations to John Burrows, Frederick MacDonald, Timothy Cullen, Matthew Ryan, and Walter Suprey on their promotion to Sergeant. During a ceremony held at Boston Police Headquarters on Thursday, September 19, 2019, Commissioner Gross congratulated and presented the promotees with their new badges. The men and women of the BPD would like to wish Sergeants Burrows, MacDonald, Cullen, Ryan, and Suprey, nothing but the best of safety and success in their new roles within the Boston Police Department.

 

The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer John Lynch 75 Years Ago Today

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BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer John Lynch who passed away 75 years ago today. Officer Lynch passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 1944, as result of injuries previously sustained in the line of duty. Officer Lynch was involved in a physical altercation with a suspect in 1936 which resulted in serious injuries. While Officer Lynch was able to return to work, his ongoing health issues persisted, ultimately, forcing him to retire from active duty in 1942 after serving the City of Boston for 22 years.

Officer Lynch was 57-years-old at the time of his passing and was survived by his wife and their four children.

Officer Lynch is buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, MA.  His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial: Panel 13, West Line 39, as well as, the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial located at the Massachusetts State House in Downtown Boston.

A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor on Washington Street in District E-13 (Hyde Park).

 

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Respond to Breaking and Entering in Downtown Boston

 

SIGNIFICANT ARREST: At about 1:52 AM, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) arrested Jordi DeJesus, 24, of East Boston, on numerous charges after responding to a call for a breaking and entering in progress in the area of 40-B Bromfield Street in Downtown Boston. On arrival, officers observed the suspect crouching in front of the shattered glass front door of a business, attempting to gain entry. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect immediately stood up while dropping a metal object on the ground and took off running towards Tremont Street. The officers pursued the suspect on foot while calling for additional units. As the officers turned onto Park Street, they observed the suspect enter the rear passenger seat of a motor vehicle which was parked and running with a driver and a front seat passenger inside. It was later determined that neither occupant knew the suspect. As the officers approached the vehicle, the suspect quickly exited the vehicle and ran across the street where he jumped over a large iron fence and into the Boston Common with the officers in continued pursuit. With the assistance of additional responding units, the suspect was placed in custody after attempting to hide from the officers behind a tree.

The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Attempted Breaking and Entering, Malicious Destruction of Property, Possession of Burglarious Tools, Resisting Arrest.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Thursday, September 19, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Wednesday @ 10AM through Thursday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 2

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 1
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 1
Vehicle Breaks: 4

Residential Break-ins: 3
Commercial Break-ins: 1

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

Death Investigation in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in Boston

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION: At about 9:12 PM, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

Community members wishing to assist this search anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

 

UPDATE: Homicide Investigators Arrest Male in Connection to Fatal Shooting in Dorchester

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Investigation Update: At about 7:30 PM, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, assisted by Manchester Police and the US Marshals, arrested Brian Joyce, 25, of Dorchester in connection to a homicide investigation. Joyce was arrested in Manchester, NH for an active warrant out of Dorchester District Court for Murder.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 11:46 PM, on Monday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground inside of the lobby at the aforementioned location. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Marcus Dunn-Gordon, 27, of Randolph.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this search anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.


BPD in the Community: Coffee with a Cop in Jamaica Plain

BPD in the Community: Thank you to the community members, Transit Police, and Councilor Matt O’Malley who joined members of the Command Staff and officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) for Coffee with a Cop held at El Oriental de Cuba in Jamaica Plain this morning. Those who attended welcomed the opportunity to meet and greet the officers patrolling their neighborhood. If you are interested in learning more about attending or starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.

Missing Person Alert Issued for 67-Year-Old Kim Doan 

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MISSING PERSON ALERT: The Boston Police Department is issuing a missing person alert and asking for the public’s help in an effort to locate 67-year-old Kim Doan (pictured) who was last seen in the area of 1 Central Wharf at the New England Aquarium’s IMAX theater at about 4:05 PM, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Doan, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, is 5’4” in height and weighs approximately 120 lbs. She was last seen wearing a purple Northface windbreaker, black pants, eye glasses, and a baseball cap with FLORIDA on the front. Doan lives in Connecticut.   

Anyone who sees Kim Doan is asked to call District A-1 Detectives at (617) 343-4248 or 911.

Community members wishing to assist the search anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester

 

Investigation Update: At about 11:46 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed the adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground inside of the lobby at the aforementioned location. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Marcus Dunn-Gordon, 27-years-old, of Randolph.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

Community members wishing to assist this search anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Tuesday @ 10AM through Wednesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 0
Nonfatal Shootings: 1
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 1
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 3
Vehicle Recoveries: 0
Vehicle Breaks: 2

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

BPD Traffic Advisory: Allston/Brighton Parade, Phantom Gourmet Food Festival, Jimmy Fund Walk, and Other Events

Special events taking place on Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, will require street closures and temporary parking restrictions.  People coming into Boston to attend are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com.  For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.  Walking is also a great way to move around Boston. 

Saturday, September 21 

The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival will require the following streets to be closed to traffic from approximately 3 AM to 7:30 PM.

  • Lansdowne Street, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street

  • Ipswich Street, Charlesgate East to Van Ness Street 

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

  • “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

Ipswich Street, both sides, 1249 Boylston Street to Charlesgate East; and, north side, Charlesgate East to Boylston Street at Hemenway Street

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday and Sunday”

  • Lansdowne Street, both sides, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street 

The Boston University Spirit Parade will require the following streets to be closed to traffic from approximately 11 AM to 2 PM.

  • Bay State Road, Raleigh Street to Granby Street (Granby Street to #264 is private property and not covered by the City of Boston’s permit.)  

Sunday, September 22

 

The Allston Brighton Parade, the Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk and the Allston Village Street Fair will take place in Allston/Brighton.

The Allston Brighton Parade formation will take place on Brighton Avenue outbound from Chester Street to Harvard Avenue.  The parade will begin at 1 PM and will proceed along Brighton Avenue, to Union Square, to Cambridge Street, to Brighton Center, along Washington Street, into Oak Square.

The Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk will begin at 12 PM at #181 Brighton Avenue, turn left onto Cambridge Street, right onto Washington Street, turn around at Washington and Fairbanks Street, return along the parade route to #181 Brighton Avenue. 

The parade route will be closed to traffic from approximately 12 Noon to 4 PM. 

The following streets will be closed to traffic from 6 AM to 8 PM for the Allston Village Street Fair.

  • Harvard Avenue, Allston, between Cambridge Street and Brighton Avenue

  • Farrington Street, Allston, between Harvard Avenue and Highgate Street

  • Gardner Street, between Harvard Avenue and Linden Street

  • Harvard Terrace, from Harvard Avenue to its end 

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows for these events.

  • Brighton Avenue, outbound roadway, Malvern Street to Harvard Avenue; and north side, outbound roadway, Harvard Avenue to Cambridge Street

  • Faneuil Street, park side, opposite Adair Street to opposite #365 Faneuil Street

  • Cambridge Street, both sides, Brighton Avenue to Washington Street

  • Washington Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Oak Street

  • Harvard Avenue, both sides, Cambridge Street to Brighton Avenue

  • Harvard Terrace, both sides, Harvard Avenue to the Dead End

  • Farrington Street, both sides, Harvard Avenue to Highgate Street

  • Gardner Street, both sides, Harvard Avenue to Linden Street 

The Jimmy Fund Walk will require the following street to be closed to traffic from approximately 5 AM to 8 PM.

  • Dartmouth Street, Saint James Avenue to Boylston Street.

In addition, traffic delays should be expected along the following two walk routes.

The Jimmy Fund Walk will begin at 9 AM: Enters the City of Boston at Boston College, Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Chestnut Hill Avenue, left onto Beacon Street, through the Town of Brookline, continuing on Beacon Street, to Kenmore Square, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, right onto Hereford Street, left onto Boylston Street, ending at Copley Square.

The Patients Walk will begin at 1:30 PM: Longwood Avenue, across Brookline Avenue and the Riverway, right to Kent Street, Beacon Street, through Kenmore Square, to Commonwealth Avenue, right to Hereford Street, left to Boylston Street, finishing at the Copley Square Park. 

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.

  • Beacon Street, inbound, Munson Street to opposite #712 Beacon Street

  • Boylston Street, both sides, Dartmouth Street to Clarendon Street

  • Blagden Street, both sides, Dartmouth Street to Exeter Street

  • Brookline Avenue, even side, Deaconess Road toward Francis Street, including the loading zone and the first four metered parking spaces

  • Clarendon Street, both sides, Boylston Street to Saint James Avenue

  • Trinity Place, both sides, Stuart Street to Saint James Avenue

  • Saint James Avenue, both sides, Berkeley Street to Dartmouth Street

  • Cleveland Circle, Chestnut Hill Avenue, Cassidy Playground parking area meters 

The WKLB Country 102.5 Street Party will require the following streets to be closed to traffic from 6 AM to 11 PM.

  • Lansdown Street, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street 

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday and Sunday”

  • Lansdowne Street, both sides, Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street 

The Beacon Hill Fall Fest will require the following street closures.

  • Mount Vernon Street, Charles Street to Brimmer Street, closed to traffic 10 AM to 5 PM

  • Charles Street, Charles Circle/Cambridge Street to Beacon Street, closed to traffic 11 AM to 5 PM.

The following parking restrictions will also be in effect.

“Tow Zone No Stopping Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM”

  • Charles Street, both sides, Cambridge Street to Beacon Street

  • Mount Vernon Street, both sides, Charles Street to Brimmer Street

  • River Street, both sides, Mount Vernon Street to Lime Street

 

Officers in South Boston Arrest One Suspect After Recovering a Firearm

At about 5:09 PM on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston), responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 220 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston.

Upon arrival, officers observed two motor vehicles parked in the middle of Dorchester Avenue with their doors open. The motor vehicles appeared to have been in an accident and the suspect, later identified as Danh Nguyen, 29, of Dorchester, was standing next to one of the motor vehicles. Due to the nature of the call, officers immediately conducted a pat-frisked and recovered an unloaded 9mm Sig Sauer P320 Pistol inside of a fanny pack, along with two fully loaded ten round magazines.

After further investigation it was revealed that after the motor vehicle accident and before police arrival, Mr. Nguyen was observed exiting his motor vehicle with the Sig Sauer Pistol in his hand as he approached the driver's side window of the victim’s motor vehicle.

Danh Nguyen was arrested and charged with; Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon to wit Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Nguyen will be arraigned in South Boston District Court. 

 

Boston 24 and Public Journal for Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Data includes 24–Hour-Period Beginning Monday @ 10AM through Tuesday @ 10AM

Homicides: 1
Nonfatal Shootings: 0
Nonfatal Stabbings: 1

Street Robberies: 4
Commercial Robberies: 0
Bank Robberies: 0
Other Robberies: 0

Vehicle Thefts: 1
Vehicle Recoveries: 3
Vehicle Breaks: 1

Residential Break-ins: 2
Commercial Break-ins: 0

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NOTE: The information above is preliminary information, and should not be considered official crime statistics. The information is based on an initial review of incident reports and may not be a comprehensive listing of events. It is not a statistical analysis, but rather an initial tally of significant events.

City of Boston Credit Union and Boston Police Runners Club Present Boston Police Department with $500,000 to Support Renewed Focus on Officer Health & Wellness

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross today joined the City of Boston Credit Union, Boston Police Runners Club, and Boston Police unions to announce the Boston Police Department Health and Wellness Team. The newly created initiative will be supported through $500,000 in initial funding from the Credit Union and Runners Club that will allow the BPD to provide services and programs necessary for improved health and safety of officers.

“The home lives and professional lives of our first responders are intertwined - supporting them with tools and resources to lead healthy lives is our top priority,” Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said.  “Financial security along with physical and mental health are keys to keeping them safe on the job and leading fulfilling lives at home.”

The Boston Police Department’s Health and Wellness Team (HWT) is dedicated to providing the programs, resources and referral services necessary for the overall needs of BPD personnel. The development of the HWT will allow health ambassadors to deploy across the city to develop personal relationships throughout the department - going district by district and division by division - identifying the concerns of first responders to better align resources with individual and group needs.  

In 2018, the Boston Police Department (BPD) endured the loss of several officers due to health and wellness issues ranging from heart attacks, strokes, cancer and suicide, creating a need for a renewed focus on the health and wellness services provided to officers across the department.

“No one in our community should feel alone - most especially those that answer the call every day to protect and serve us, our neighbors and our city,” President and CEO of the City of Boston Credit Union said.  “We can do more and together with the Commissioner and his staff, we will find better ways to support our officers as they support and provide comfort to us in our times of great need.”

In addition to the $250,000 grant, the City of Boston Credit Union continues to support the Boston Police Department through Financial Education and Literacy programs with newly appointed cadets.

“We’re grateful to BPD leadership for taking the action necessary to provide comprehensive support to department members,” said Cecil Jones, Boston Police Sergeant Detective, City of Boston Credit Union Director and President of the Boston Police Runners Club. “This funding will help continue our work to create a healthier environment and wellness opportunities for the men and women of the department who are committed to serving our community every day.”