BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Patrolman John F. Condon who was killed in the line of duty on Friday, October 7, 1927. Patrolman John Condon was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men for disorderly conduct around 1 a.m. at 543 Tremont Street. Patrolman Condon had initially placed the men in a taxi cab and when they became disruptive he returned to the cab to arrest them. The men attacked Patrolman Condon, disarmed him, and shot him with his own gun.
Patrolman Condon was a WWI Veteran, and served nine years with the Boston Police Department. He was 41-years-old at the time of his death. Making his passing all the more tragic is the fact that he was survived by his wife and three children.
Patrolman Condon is buried at the St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. 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 543 Tremont Street in 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.