BPD Remembers: The women and men of the Boston Police Division bear in mind the service and sacrifice of Walter Raymond Doucette who was shot and killed on Tuesday, December 24, 1935, whereas working as a jail guard for the Massachusetts Division of Corrections.
Previous to his tenure as a guard, Walter Doucette had joined the Boston Police Division and have become a Police Officer in 1919. Like most Boston Officers, he selflessly and courageously joined the police strike to combat and advocate for higher wages and improved working situations on September 9, 1919. On account of that brave stand, he was terminated from his place as a police officer throughout the Boston Police Division.
Walter R. Doucette was 44-years-old on the time of his loss of life and was survived by his grieving spouse and 6 kids. The saddening headline of an area newspaper on Christmas Eve solemnly learn: “6 Youngsters Wait in Useless for Father, Shot by Felons, to Trim Yuletide Tree.” He was laid to relaxation on the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester.
Though 84 years have handed since his tragic loss of life, Walter continues to stay within the reminiscence of his grandchildren as they proceed to maintain the reminiscence of their dearly departed cherished one alive of their hearts throughout this vacation season.