Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team Flies Over Boston as part of the Red Arrows Tour

Earlier today, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team embarked on their biggest-ever tour of North America, including their first-ever aerial performance over Downtown Boston. Our BPD Graphic Arts Unit was on hand in the Boston Harbor area and captured the enclosed photos of the Red Arrows Tour flyover!

BPD Community Advisory: The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team to Perform Flyover of the Boston Harbor and Waterfront Today!

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COMMUNITY ADVISORY: Today, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team embarked on their biggest-ever tour of North America, including their first-ever aerial performance over Downtown Boston. The Red Arrows will perform an aerial flyover along the Boston waterfront and over Boston Harbor in the late morning on Monday August 19, 2019 (see attached route map below).

The Red Arrows departed for Canada and the United States on August 5, 2019, and will visit more than 25 North American cities during their 11-week deployment. While in Boston, the Red Arrows will also take part in events promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

The British Consulate-General, Boston will be hosting a social media contest with prizes awarded for best photo of the flyover shared with the hashtag #RedArrowsTour. The winner will be chosen by the Arrows themselves, so keep your eyes to the skies and have your camera ready this Monday morning! 

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BPD Community Advisory: The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team to Perform Flyover of the Boston Harbor and Waterfront on Monday August 19, 2019

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COMMUNITY ADVISORY: This week, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team embarked on their biggest-ever tour of North America, including their first-ever aerial performance over Downtown Boston. The Red Arrows will perform an aerial flyover along the Boston waterfront and over Boston Harbor in the late morning on Monday August 19, 2019 (see attached route map below).

The Red Arrows departed for Canada and the United States on August 5, 2019, and will visit more than 25 North American cities during their 11-week deployment. While in Boston, the Red Arrows will also take part in events promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

The British Consulate-General, Boston will be hosting a social media contest with prizes awarded for best photo of the flyover shared with the hashtag #RedArrowsTour. The winner will be chosen by the Arrows themselves, so keep your eyes to the skies and have your camera ready this Monday morning! 

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BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate Loaded Firearm During the Arrest of Armed Suspect in Dorchester

BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate Loaded Firearm During the Arrest of Armed Suspect in Dorchester: At about 6:30pm, on Monday, August 13, 2019, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit were on directed patrol in the area of Columbia Road and Buttonwood Street in Dorchester after receiving information relative to an individual believed to be in possession of a firearm. The individual was described as a black male wearing a black t-shirt, gray shorts and black-and-white sneakers. In short time, officers observed an individual fitting the description of the person believed to be in possession of the gun. Upon closer inspection, officers noted that the individual was walking in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a firearm as he continued to look around nervously while frequently clutching at an object in his waist area. Moreover, officers specifically noted an easily discernable bulge in the suspect’s right hip area and, the fact that, he was wearing a GPS bracelet on his ankle. While surveilling the suspect, officers observed the suspect enter a motor vehicle. At this point, officers activated their lights and sirens and stopped the car in the area of Columbia Road and Buttonwood Street. While approaching the car, officers observed the suspect hastily bend over in such a way as if to suggest he was trying to hide something. After ordering the suspect to show his hands, officers quickly pat frisked the suspect whereupon a loaded firearm (see photo) was found tucked inside the suspect’s right waist area.  

Officers arrested Arndray Love, 29, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.  The suspect is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court. 

The recovered firearm is described as a 9MM Ruger P89DC.

Ongoing Investigation Leads to Gun Arrest of a Missouri Man at South Bay Mall

At about 3:45 PM, on Monday, August 05, 2019, officers assigned to the Boston Police Special Investigation Unit, along with DEA Task Force and Postal Inspectors arrested Andrew Carter, 31, of West Plains, MO in the area of 7 Allstate Road (South Bay Mall)  

After an ongoing investigation, officers recovered a loaded P. Beretta 9MM with 15 rounds in a high capacity magazine, 2 additional high capacity magazines both of which were loaded with 17 rounds each. Officers additionally recovered a clear plastic bag containing a crystal rock like substance believed to be Methamphetamine.

Andrew Carter was charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Class B, Drugs (Methamphetamine).

Andrew Carter will be arraigned in South Boston District Court.

BPD Arrests Sixteen Individuals in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton Street

 

The BPD’s ongoing efforts to address general public safety issues in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton Street resulted in sixteen arrests on Friday, August 2, 2019. In a collaborative effort involving officers assigned to various districts and units, the BPD deployed resources to focus on enhancing safety in the general area.

Officers arrested the following individuals:

Robert Sullivan, 36, of Foxborough - active default warrant for Possession of Class A Drugs, Resisting Arrest, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

Ronald Leclair, 38, of West Roxbury – active default warrant for Distribution of Class A Drugs, active default warrant for Shoplifting, and Assault and Battery. Leclair is also charged with Possession of Class B Drugs.

Rashad Blount, 32, of Trenton, NJ – active default warrant fir Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Shoplifting, active default warrant for Possession of Class A Drugs, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest, and active default warrant for Breaking and Entering of a Building and Receiving Stolen Property.

Andre Walker, 60, of Mattapan – charged with Distribution of Class A Drugs, Distribution of Class B Drugs, Distribution of Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense.  

Daniel Rossetti, 27, of Medford – active default warrant for Assault and Battery, active default warrant for Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, Possession of Class C Drugs, Marked Lane Violation, active default warrant for Armed Assault to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building, and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Jamal Smith, 31, of Roxbury – active default warrant for Possession with intent to Distribute Class D Drugs. Smith is also charged with Distribution of Class A Drugs, Distribution of Class B Drugs, and Distribution of Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense.

Michael Clancy, 35, of Plymouth – charged with Possession of Class A Drugs and Possession of Class B Drugs.

William Dewolfe, 44, of South Boston – charged with Possession of Class A Drugs.

Amanda Torres, 30, of New Bedford – charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, and Possession with intent to Distribute Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense.

Jeffrey Andrews, 34, of Norton – active default warrant for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, active default warrant for Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, and active straight warrant for Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member Subsequent Offense.

Sydney Currier, 31, of Manchester, NH – active straight warrant for Trespassing.

Taff Bishop, 32, of Bronx, NY – active straight warrant for Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing, active default warrant for Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, active default warrant for Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct, and active straight warrant for Possession of Class B Drugs.

Nicole Martin, 25, of East Boston – active default warrant for Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class A Drugs, and Receiving Stolen Property, active straight warrant for Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, and active default warrant for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class B Drugs, Possession of Class C Drugs, and Operating Under the Influence of Drugs.

Devin Newbery, 27, of Pittsfield – active straight warrant for Receiving Stolen Credit Card, Credit Card Fraud, Conspiracy, Possession of Class B Drugs, and Uttering.

Terry Byner, 57, of Dorchester – active straight warrant for Assault and Battery and active straight warrant for Possession of Class A Drugs. Byner is also charged with Possession with intent to Distribute Class A Drugs.

Ronald Rodgers, 56, of Jamaica Plain – Distribution of Class B Drugs.

All suspects are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. 

 

UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Assault and Battery of a Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Correction Officer

UPDATE: One day after a Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Correction Officer was assaulted in the area of Atkinson Street, an arrest has been made in connection to the attack. Yesterday, at about 7:56am, on Thursday, August 1, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for an assault and battery in the area of 112 Southampton Street. On arrival, officers learned that the victim, an employee of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, had been transported from the scene to an area hospital where he would receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries. Officers later spoke to the victim who stated that he was driving along Atkinson Street when an unknown male yelled out to him. Consequently, the victim rolled down his window and, upon doing so, was assaulted by the unknown male who struck the victim in the face with a closed fist. When the victim exited his vehicle to confront the unknown suspect, he was surrounded by approximately five individuals who proceeded to assault him.  

In the hours after the attack, BPD investigators were able to ascertain and establish the identity of one of the suspects seen attacking the victim. Earlier today, Friday, August 2, 2019, officers arrested Sean Stuart, 51, of Boston and charged him with Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Shod Foot).

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact District C-6 Detectives at (617) 343-4742.  

Community members wishing to assist this investigation 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.

Officers Arrest Male for Attempted Larceny of a Motor Vehicle in Roxbury

 

At about 7:56 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for an assault and battery in the area of 112 Southampton Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers were met by a witness who stated at about 7:28 AM, she was notified of a fight outside of the shelter. The witness stated she observed approximately five males assaulting an adult male victim. The witness stated she observed the male being struck repeatedly by a metal object. The witness stated she ran toward the group, who immediately dispersed, to tend to the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital by Boston EMS. Officers searched the area for the suspects to no avail.  

Additional units arrived at the hospital where the victim was being treated. The victim stated he was operating his motor vehicle on Atkinson Street when an unknown male yelled out to him. The victim stated he rolled his window down when the unknown male approached him and struck him in the face with an open fist. The victim stated he exited his vehicle and engaged the unknown male suspect in a physical fight. The victim stated about five individuals joined the fight and began to assault the victim. The victim stated that during the altercation, he was struck multiple times with a metal pipe. The victim further stated his watch, glasses and cell phone were stolen.  

Officers received additional information that an individual in the area had entered the victim’s motor vehicle and unsuccessfully attempted to flee the scene. Officers were able to locate and apprehend the male in the area of Southampton Street and Atkinson Street. 

Officers arrested Torie Jenkins, 45-years-old, of Boston. Jenkins is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle and Attempted Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. Additionally, Jenkins was discovered to have four active warrants: Roxbury District Court warrant for Distribution of Class A Drugs, Roxbury District Court for Distribution of Class B Drugs, Possession of Class B Drugs, Boston Municipal Court for Assault and Battery on a Public Employee, Disturbing a Correctional Institution, and Disorderly Conduct, and Roxbury District Court for Distribution of Class A.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District C-6 (South Boston) Detectives at (617) 343-4742.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation 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.

 

Quick Thinking by an Off-Duty Boston Police Officer Leads to Gun Arrest

 

At about 12:08 AM on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) made an on-site firearm arrest, after a traffic stop, in the area of 492 West Broadway Street in South Boston.

An off-duty Boston Police officer observed a motor vehicle of interest, involved in a shooting that took place on Tuesday, July 22, 2019, at approximately 2:22 PM, in the area of Mount Pleasant Street and Vine Street in Roxbury. The officer immediately contacted District B-2 Detectives (Roxbury), and kept a visual on the motor vehicle as it parked in front of 429 West Broadway. A few moments later, the motor vehicle pulled back out into traffic, and on duty-officers arriving on scene activated their emergency lights and sirens in attempt to conducted a traffic stop of the motor vehicle.

During the traffic stop, officers recovered a Black High Point, Model C9, 9MM Luger Firearm with 1 round in the chamber and 7 rounds in the magazine from the suspect, later identified as, Aaron Powell, 29, of Brockton.

Mr. Powell was placed under arrest and charged with the following; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way. He will be arraigned in South Boston District Court.

Drug Control Unit in South Boston Make Weapon and Drug Arrest

ONE LESS GUN: At about 5:35 PM, on Friday, July 19, 2019, members of the C-6 Drug Control Unit (South Boston), conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of James O’Neill Street after observing a motor vehicle that had been stopped and idled for a few minutes while simultaneously obstructing and impeding traffic. As officers approached the motor vehicle, they could smell the strong scent of marijuana and observed both the driver and passenger leaning into the center console. 

Officers observed the passenger, later identified as, Victor Pimental, 23, of Brockton, quickly place something into his pocket. Believing that Pimental could be armed with a weapon, officers ordered Pimental out of the motor vehicle and immediately observed a metallic object consistent to a handgun, sticking out of his pocket. Officers recovered a loaded Kel-Tec .380 handgun from Pimentals pocket, as well as, one clear plastic bag containing an off-white powder believed to be Fentanyl .

The operator of the motor vehicle, later identified as Armany Vergas-Grullon, 23, of Dorchester, was placed under arrest for Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class D, (Marijuana), after officers recovered a large plastic bag containing the leafy green substance, a digital scale, and $443.00 in United States Currency behind the driver’s seat.

Victor Pimental was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Dangerous Weapon Unlawfully Carried, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Class A, Drugs (Fentanyl). Armany Veras-Grullon was charged with: Possession with intent to Distribute, Class D, Drugs (Marijuana).

Pimental and Veras-Grullon will both be arraigned in South Boston District Court

Community Spirit was in High Supply at Last Night’s Flashlight Walk on District C-6 in South Boston

FLASHLIGHT WALK: Thanks to everybody who turned out for last night’s Flashlight Walk on District C-6 in South Boston. As you can see in the photos, community spirit and positive energy were in high supply and easy to see as our officers interacted with the residents of South Boston. Make no mistake, Flashlight Walks were created to bring people together while giving our officers and those we serve the opportunity to better acquaint themselves with each other, as well as, issues of concern impacting their neighborhood. Our officers had a great time meeting, listening to and connecting with so many concerned and compassionate community members and we can’t wait ‘til the next event. Flashlight Walks are all about coming together as a community and the District C-6 Flashlight Walk certainly achieved that goal.

Thanks again to everybody who made it a point to attend last night and if you know someone who’d like to attend a future Flashlight Walk, please call the BPD's Neighborhood Watch Unit at (617) 343-4345 or send an email to: meetinginfo@pd.boston.gov.

Officers Arrest One, Recover Firearm, Drugs and Cash in Boston

 

At about 5:30 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit arrested one male and recovered a firearm, drugs and cash in the area of 64 Arlington Street in Boston. As part of an ongoing and active investigation, officers received information which led them to the aforementioned location. Officers were notified that an Asian male had rented a room at the hotel where he was selling drugs while in possession of a firearm. Officers responded to the area of 64 Arlington Street where they conducted surveillance of the male suspect. At approximately 5:30 PM, officers observed the male exit the hotel. Officers approached the male, and subsequently located a black semi-automatic firearm with the serial number, make and model defaced, containing eleven rounds of live ammunition, inside of a fanny pack the suspect was wearing. Officers also located an undisclosed amount of US Currency and 4 grams of methamphetamine from the suspect’s person. 

Officers then responded to the suspect’s hotel room upon notifying the hotel staff in an effort to remove the remaining occupants from the room. Officers recovered over fifty grams of methamphetamine, over four hundred Xanax pills, twenty-six Gabapentin pills, twenty Adderall pills and a small bag containing heroin. A second male, who attempted to enter the room while officers were inside, was identified and received a summons. 

Officers arrested Maximo Shimada, 21-years-old, of Boston. Shimada is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class E Drugs.

 

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Attempting to Flee the Scene of a Non-Fatal Stabbing in Dorchester

 

BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Attempting to Flee the Scene of a Non-Fatal Stabbing in Dorchester: At about 12:38am, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) were on patrol when they observed a commotion in the parking lot of the Alltown Gas Station in the area of 85 Southampton Street in Dorchester. After pulling into the parking lot, officers were able to locate and speak to the victim who promptly pointed out the suspect who was attempting to flee the scene in a motor vehicle. After activating their lights and sirens, officers were able to stop the suspect. While questioning the suspect about his role in the incident, officers observed what appeared to be blood evidence on the passenger side door of the suspect’s vehicle. After instructing the suspect to exit the vehicle, officers observed and confiscated a knife seen lying on the front seat of the vehicle. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening stab wound. The suspect, Carree Burns, 43, of Haverhill, was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife). The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, July 8, 2019.     

Bank Robber Taken into Custody After Falsely Claiming to have been Assaulted and Robbed in South Boston  

 

At about 1:08 PM on Monday, June 3, 2019, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a bank robbery in the area of 501 Southampton Street (East Boston Savings Bank) in South Boston. On arrival, officers were informed by the victim who stated an unknown male suspect with a distinct limp had entered the bank and handed her a note demanding cash and that he was also in possession of a bomb. The victim stated she handed over the money which the suspect took before fleeing the bank in an unknown direction. Officers searched the area for the suspect to no avail. 

At about 6:35 PM District C-6 (South Boston) Detectives assisted officers with a robbery report in the area of 441 Old Colony Avenue in South Boston. Detectives spoke to the supposed victim who stated that he had been attacked and robbed by a group of people inside of an apartment. The victim, who walked with a distinct limp, refused medical treatment and stated he wanted a ride to Logan Airport so he could return to Chicago. Detectives immediately recognized the victim to in fact be the suspect in the earlier bank robbery. The suspect was promptly taken into custody. Officers recovered the stolen money from the suspect’s person.   

Officers arrested Eugene Davis, 54-years-old, of Chicago. Davis is expected to be arraigned in South Boston District Court on charges of Armed Robbery. Additionally, Davis was discovered to have multiple warrants including an active warrant out of Quincy District Court for Larceny Over $1200 and another active warrant out of West Roxbury District Court for Aggravated Assault, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault and Battery.

 

The Boston Police Department Will Begin Implementing Body Worn Cameras on Monday June 3, 2019

On Monday, June 3, 2019, the Boston Police Department will begin to initiate the implementation of body worn cameras to our officers in various neighborhoods in the city. This new technology is an opportunity to showcase and enhance the department’s commitment to transparency while further strengthening the level of trust that exists between the men and women of the Boston Police Department and our community.

Program Information:

Deployment to officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston), District C-11 (Dorchester) and the Youth Violence Strike Force.

193 officers will be expected to wear cameras as the BPD begins the roll out.

The vendor that has been chosen is Axon.

A new policy will be issued department-wide today, Friday May 31, 2019, ahead of Monday’s anticipated roll out. Please click here to view BPD Rule 405 - Body Worn Camera Policy.

Expected Use of Cameras:

The intention for use of the BWC’s is for all:

  • Vehicle Stops;

  • Investigative person stops: consensual, or articulable reasonable suspicion stops pursuant to Rule 323 (FIOE Report), or stops supported by probable cause;

  • All dispatched calls for service involving contact with civilians;

  • Initial responses by patrol officers, including on-site detentions, investigations pursuant to an arrest, arrests, and initial suspect interviews on-scene;

  • Transport of prisoners;

  • Pat frisks and searches of persons incident to arrest (if not already activated);

  • Incidents of Emergency Driving;

  • Incidents of Pursuit Driving;

  • When an officer reasonably believes a crowd control incident may result in unlawful activity;

  • Any contact that becomes adversarial, including a Use of Force incident, when the officer has not already activated the BWC; or Any other civilian contact or official duty that the officer reasonably believes should be recorded to enhance policing transparency, increase public trust and police-community relations, or preserve factual representations of officer-civilian interactions.

While there will be specific circumstances around recording, officers will be given discretion to turn their camera on during any citizen contact or official duty circumstance. Additionally, they will also be allowed the discretion to turn the cameras off in order to protect sensitive information, privacy of individuals or due to confidentiality concerns.

Equipped officers have been ordered to wear cameras during their assigned tour of duty. Although, the community should be aware that there are circumstances during which uniformed officers will not be wearing cameras as this roll out begins. These circumstances are based off camera battery life and roles of department personnel. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervisors or Detectives on their assigned shifts.

  • Officers not currently assigned to C-6, C-11 or the Youth Violence Strike Force.

  • Officers performing a paid detail or working overtime.

  • Detectives performing a uniformed paid detail or working overtime.

 

BPD in the Community: Children from the Condon Community Center Visit Reebok Headquarters in the Seaport

BPD in the Community: Yesterday afternoon, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, officers from the District C-6 (South Boston) Community Service Office brought 50 children from the Condon Community Center in South Boston to Reebok Headquarters down in the Seaport. Thanks to the generosity of Reebok and the Stone Family Charitable Foundation, each child was able to choose their own pair of Reebok sneakers free of charge. 

 

Boston's Run to Remember - The Race that Honors First Responders Killed in the Line of Duty

Congratulations to those who participated in Boston’s 15th Annual Run to Remember Road Race Honoring first responders killed in the line of duty. The race consists of a Half Marathon & 5 Mile Race which runs through historic downtown Boston.

Cecil Jones, a Boston Police Sergeant Detective, who founded the race 15 years ago with the primary goal to honor and remember the service and sacrifice of first responders, be it police, fire or EMS personnel, killed in the line of duty while protecting and serving citizens in communities all across the country. Many of those today ran to honor the memory of fallen Weymouth Police Sergeant Michael Chesna, and fallen Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy.

“First responders come in all shapes and sizes. So, whether you are a nurse, firefighter, police or military we all have the same goal and that’s to bring everyone home safely,” Jones said.