BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer Alfred Sturdivant, who was killed in the line of duty 119 years ago today. On Sunday, September 4, 1904, Officer Alfred Sturdivant was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance at a home on Falcon Street in East Boston.
Officer Sturdivant was 47 years old at the time of his death and served with the Boston Police Department for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and mother.
Officer Sturdivant was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, MA. His name is located at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. on Panel 11, East Line 13. 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 in the area of Falcon Street and Putnam Street in East Boston. 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.