BPD Remembers: On Wednesday March 24, 1926, Officer Frank J. Comeau observed three teenagers who had broken down in a stolen vehicle in front of the police station on Dickens Street in Dorchester. When he approached the teens in effort to apprehend the suspects, one of the teens produced a firearm and fired at Officer Comeau who suffered a fatal gunshot. The suspects then fled the area but were located and apprehended a few days later.
At the time of his death, Officer Frank Comeau was 38-years-old and had served for three years with the department. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.
Officer Comeau was laid to rest at New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial located at the State House in Downtown Boston.
In addition to the above, a Hero Sign has been placed in his honor at the intersection of Acadia Street and Adams Street in Dorchester to forever honor the memory and sacrifice of a man who gave his life in service to his city 95 years ago.
May we never forget our heroes.