First Responders Line Streets as Officer Fontanez’s Body Escorted to Jamaica Plain

Boston Police officers and fellow first responders lined the streets on Thursday as District E-13 Officer Jose Fontanez's body was escorted from Boston Medical Center to Jamaica Plain. District 6 City Councilor posted a video of the procession as it passed District E-13. First responders stood at attention while obeying social distancing as the hearse drove from Boston Medical Center to Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home in Jamaica Plain. Fontanez passed away from COVID-19 on Tuesday, becoming the first Boston Police officer to die from the disease. Fontanez was a 29-year veteran of BPD, and had been stationed out of District E-13 in Jamaica Plain since 1996.


Longtime Jamaica Plain BPD Officer Dies Due to COVID-19

A 29-year veteran of the Boston Police Department, who's served Jamaica Plain's E-13 District since 1996, died due to complications of the Coronavirus on Tuesday. At a press conference at BPD Headquarters, Mayor Marty Walsh and BPD Commissioner William Gross said Officer Jose Fontanez passed away. Fontanez was 53 and had four children. "We lost a hero today to this virus," said Walsh. Fontanez earned several commissioner's commendations throughout his career, said Gross.


One Person Dead After Tense Stand-off on Wyman Street

One man is dead after a tense stand-off on Saturday night at a bed and breakfast on Wyman Street. At this time it is not clear whether the man was killed by police, or if he took his own life, as it is an active investigation, said Boston Police Commissioner William Gross at the scene on Saturday night. BPD responded to a report of a domestic incident at 21 Wyman Street around 10:01 pm, said Gross. Upon arrival, police saw a man outside of the location, who ran into the building and fired a handgun at police. It is not known at this time what connection, if any, the man had to the location.