The Boston Police Division Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Officer Cornelius F. Regan and Detective James J. Troy —

BPD REMEMBERS: Immediately, the women and men of the BPD honor and bear in mind the sacrifice of two officers who gave their all in service to their metropolis. Though a few years have handed since their passing, the burden of their super sacrifice stays heavy to this present day. As you go in regards to the course of your day right this moment, we kindly ask you to supply a prayer for our fallen brothers, Cornelius and James, and for the family members each males left behind so a few years in the past.

BPD Remembers Officer Cornelius F. Regan who Died on This Day 123 Years In the past Immediately

Officer Cornelius Regan handed away on Thursday, January 13, 1898, after growing an sickness because of rescuing a drowning man from the Charles River whereas on responsibility early on Christmas morning.

Officer Regan was on patrol on the Boston aspect of the previous Charlestown Bridge on North Washington Road at round 2:15 AM when he heard a cry for assist. Speeding to the bridge, he noticed a person struggling within the water twenty toes beneath. After plunging into the water, Officer Regan made his strategy to the sufferer and introduced him to security regardless of getting soaked within the ice-cold water. The rescued man would go on to make a full restoration. Sadly, Officer Regan wouldn’t.

Officer Regan had served the Metropolis of Boston for greater than 17 years and was 36-years-old on the time of his passing. He was survived by his spouse and 5 kids. Officer Regan was buried on the Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, MA.

After cautious analysis in 2016, his title was added to the Nationwide Regulation Enforcement Memorial, Panel 55, East Line 27, in addition to, the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Regulation Enforcement Memorial on the State Home.

A Hero Signal has been positioned on the North Washington Road Bridge in Downtown Boston (District A-1) to eternally honor the service and sacrifice of Officer Regan.