BPD Remembers: The Boston Police Department remembers the service and sacrifice of Officer John H. Manning who was killed in the line of duty on this day, February 6th, 83 years ago.
Officer John Manning suffered life threatening injuries, which he later succumbed to, while making an arrest of a suspect on Sunday, February 6, 1938.
At the time of his death, Officer John Manning was 39-years-old and, in passing, he left behind and was survived by a grieving wife and three children.
Officer Manning served with the Boston Police Department for 16 years and is buried at New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan. Officer Manning’s name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 3, East Line 9, as well as, on the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House in Downtown Boston.
Please join the men and women of the Boston Police Department as we take a moment to honor his service and sacrifice 83 years ago.