Police and Fire
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.