BPD Remembers: On today 28 years in the past, February 19, 1993, Officer Thomas F. Rose was shot and killed within the line of obligation throughout an tried escape by a prisoner who had been allowed to exit his holding cell to make a telephone name within the reserving space of District A-1 (Downtown). As soon as exterior his cell, nonetheless, the prisoner lunged for Officer Rose’s weapon. As the 2 wrestled for management of the firearm, the suspect was capable of discharge a number of rounds, two of which struck Officer Rose, finally, costing him his life.
Officer Rose was 42-years-old on the time of his loss of life and had been with the division for 13 years. He was survived by three youngsters and a granddaughter. In June of 1998, Rose’s son, Thomas, would comply with in his father’s footsteps becoming a member of the rank and file of the Boston Police Division.
On the day of his funeral, an estimated 5,000 legislation enforcement officers from across the area travelled to St. Ann’s Church in Dorchester to pay their closing respects to a fallen hero. Officer Rose was later laid to relaxation on the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester.
A Hero Signal has been positioned in his honor exterior of the District A-1 Station situated at 40 Sudbury Avenue in Boston. Officer Rose’s title is endlessly printed on the Nationwide Legislation Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. His title will also be discovered on the Hero Wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Massachusetts State Legislation Enforcement Memorial situated on the garden of the State Home in Boston.