Fallen officers to be honored

September 14, 2012
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Wreaths will be placed on three signs in Jamaica Plain that mark spots where police officers died in the line of duty as part of a Boston Police Department (BPD) memorial motorcycle ride on Sun., Sept. 16.

The “Ride to Remember” will be a motorcycle parade from Fenway Park to BPD’s Mobile Operations headquarters in Roxbury, with stops at each “Hero Project” sign along the way. BPD recently installed the signs around the city, and all three in JP are for motorcycle officers who died in accidents. The ride marks the 100th anniversary of BPD’s Motorcycle Unit.

An honor guard will stand at each sign that morning. The locations include: Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue (Patrolman Ward M. Bray, killed 1921); Bynner Street and the Jamaicaway (Patrolman Daniel A. McCallum, killed 1935); and Pond Street and the Arborway (Patrolman Peter Paul Oginskis, killed 1923).

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will lead the motorcycle parade. The event will conclude with a ceremony lead by Mayor Thomas Menino at the headquarters on Warren Street in Roxbury.