|Boston Police Department honors Officer Jose A. Maceira|
Boston, MA- On Wednesday October 12, 2016,
The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association attended
the ceremony of Officer Jose A. Maceira where his name was
added to the Boston Police Wall of Honor at Boston
Police Headquarters. The Boston Police Department
recognized Officer Maceira for his service and ultimate
sacrifice. Officer Maceira is the first Hispanic Boston Police
Officer killed in the line of duty, as well as the first
Hispanic Officer killed in the line of duty in the Commonwealth
“We want to personally thank Commissioner Evans and
his command staff for having us be part of this ceremony. It
is truly an honor”- states Jacobo Negron, President of
the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association.
MLPO Members from the Boston Police Department and from
all over the state attended the ceremony.
Officer Jose A. Maceira was appointed to the Boston Police Department in February of 1974.
In November of that same year, Officer Maceira was dispatched to a call for a suspicious person
and located two men involved in drug use. Officer Maceira was shot during this incident. His
condition was grave, but he recovered, with significant life-long damage. In 1977, two and a half
years after being shot in the line of duty, he succumbed to the injury. Born in Puerto Rico, he
served honorably in the United States Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran, being discharged in 1967.
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