BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer Albert Motroni who was killed in the line of duty 97 years ago today. On Monday, September 22, 1924, Officer Albert Motroni was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect who was wanted for auto theft.
Officer Motroni was 31-years-old at the time of his death and had served with the Boston Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and 5-year-old daughter.
Officer Motroni was laid to rest at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, MA. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Police Memorial located at the Massachusetts State House.
A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor at the intersection of Liverpool Street and Summer Street in District A-7 (East Boston).