BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Detective Roy J. Sergei who was killed in the line of duty 34 years ago. On Monday, October 26, 1987, Detective Sergei was shot and killed by an armed suspect as he fled through an alleyway in the area of Marlborough Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay.

Detective Sergei was 41 years old at the time of his death and had served with the Boston Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and their three children.

Detective Sergei is buried at St Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, panel 10, east line 14, as well as the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House.

A hero sign has been placed in his honor in the area of Marlborough Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay.