BPD Remembers: Today, the men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Boston Police Officer Adolph F. Butterman who died on Monday June 16, 1919, as a result of injuries sustained in the line of duty.
Officer Adolph Butterman died several weeks after he was shot by an unknown assailant during the May Day Riot in Roxbury on May 1, 1919. He was 53 years of age at the time of his passing.
Officer Butterman was laid to rest at the The Gardens at Gethsemane in West Roxbury. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C., Panel 13, East Line 17. His name is also forever engraved on the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House in Boston.
In Boston, a Hero Sign has been placed in his honor A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor in the area of 409 Dudley Street in Roxbury. The sign is to forever honor the memory of a man who gave his life in service to his city. If you ever find yourself in the area and you happen to see his Hero Sign, kindly take a moment to honor and acknowledge the service and sacrifice of a brave man who died protecting and serving his city.