The Boston Police Department offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Police Officer Richard Mendez from the Philadelphia Police Department in Pennsylvania who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday October 12, 2023. Officer Mendez was shot several times while trying to prevent a suspect from stealing a vehicle. His partner was shot in the arm and is expected to survive, the suspect fled in the stolen motor vehicle. Officer Mendez had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for almost 23 years and was assigned to the airport unit. He is survived by his wife and daughter.