BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Detective Roy Joseph Sergei who was killed in the line of duty 36 years ago. On Monday, October 26, 1987, Detective Sergei was shot and killed by an armed suspect as he fled through an alleyway in the area of Marlborough Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay.
Detective Sergei was 41 years old at the time of his death and had served with the Boston Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and their three children.
Detective Sergei is buried at St Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. His name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C., Panel 10, East Line 14. 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 Marlborough Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay.. 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.