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First night watch was established
Watch team was reorganized
Day police was established.
Bill passed in General Court
Boston Police Department was formally found.
First Irish born Boston Police Officer was appointed. His name was Bernard McGinniskin.
Ezekiel W. Hosdon- first Boston Police Department Officer died on the Line of Duty
Boston Police Relief Association was found
Horatio J. Homer- First African American Officer on Police Department
Horatio J. Homer was appointed Sgt.
Edwin Upton Curtis refused to allow the creation of a police union. Boston Police Department went on strike.
Boston Police Department became the first police department to send finger prints FBI electronically using EFIPS system
17 Officers were killed on duty between 1920 and 1930
BDP goes on strike
Boston Municipal Police officers were allowed to transfer to Boston Police
911 Callers mistaken small electronic devices as explosives
Beginning of Sept 2011: Occupy Boston. Boston Police Department handled protests.
Towards end of 19th century- BPD began to provide to the poor through charitable events.
During the 1880's- telephone lines at police station -installed police call boxes
Boston Police Department purchased its first patrol car
Boston Police Department purchased its first police wagon
Boston Marathon Bombing
William B. Events gets appointed commissioner. Still commissioner now
William Joseph "Bill" Bratton gets appointed commissioner in 1998. He stays in office until 1994
Edwin Upton Curtis gets appointed commissioner in 1918. He stays in office until 1922
Edwin F. Davis gets appointed commissioner in 2006, he resigns in 2013
Paul F. Evans Jr. gets appointed commissioner in 1994. He is in office until 2003
Joseph Michael "Joe" Jordan was appointed in 1976. He was office 1985
Edmund Leo "Ed" McNamara was appointed commissioner in 1962. He stayed in office until 1972
Kathleen O Toole was appointed commissioner. She was in office from Feb. 2004 Until May 2006
Francis M. mickey Roache was appointed commissioner in 1985. He was in office until 1993
Joseph F Timilty was appointed commissioner in 1936. He stayed in office until 1943
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