Boston Police Relief Association Honors the BPD’s Best & Bravest
On Sunday, December 2, 2012, the Boston Police Department’s Relief Association hosted and held the department’s 141st Annual Awards Banquet at Lombardo’s in Randolph to honor and recognize members of the department for bravery, courage and dedication to duty. This year fifty three members of the department were recognized for their acts of heroism and bravery.
Said Commissioner Ed Davis, “I’d like to thank and congratulate all of this year’s award recipients and their families for their dedication and devotion to the citizens of our great city. Today is about saying thank you to the bravest of the brave. The countless acts of courage and valor displayed by the officers being honored here today is most impressive and certainly worthy of the recognition bestowed.”
Of the fifty three awards presented this year, the department’s highest honor, the Schroeder Brother’s Memorial Medal, was presented to Detective Ken Autio and Police Officer Chris Carr. On September 7, 2011, Detective Autio and Officer Carr were forced to exercise deadly force in their effort to subdue and stop a fleeing felon.
Additionally, the Walter Scott Medal of Honor was presented to Police Officer Charles Moore. On July 9, 2012, Officer Moore chased down and apprehended an armed suspect in the area of 46 Jacob Street in Dorchester.
The courage displayed by all of this year’s award recipients was extraordinarily notable and, for their service, we are extraordinarily grateful.
To all of this year’s award recipients and police officers everywhere, we say, “Thank you for keeping us safe.”