BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember Sergeant William F. Healey who was killed in the line of duty on this very day 77 years ago in 1946. Sgt. Healey was shot and killed while confronting two armed gunmen found burglarizing a home at 24 Fayette Street in the Bay Village section of Boston.
Sgt. Healey was 48 years old and had been with the department for 18 years at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and their two daughters.
Sgt. Healey is buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury, MA. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C, on Panel 36, West Line 9. 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 24 Fayette Street in the Bay Village section of Boston on District D-4 (South End). 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.