Boston Police Department News

Great Work Recognized: Several Officers and BEST Team Clinician Awarded Commissioner’s Commendation

This commendation is for Officers Edward Gately, Meghan Walsh, Daniel Harlow and James Verderico, District D-4 and BEST Team Clinician Lauren Sneider.

On January 11, Officers Gately, Harlow and Verderico and Civilian Sneider responded to a 9-1-1 call for a female threatening to jump out of her bedroom window. Officers attempted to gain entry, but the door was locked and they heard crying, yelling and the sound of glass breaking. They forcibly entered the bedroom and immediately observed the victim ¾ of the way, head first, out of the top window. They raced in and grabbed on to her lower legs, having to break a portion of the bottom window frame, and finally after a struggle, were able to pull the victim back in. Once inside, the victim was calmed down by Officer Walsh and BEST Clinician Sneider and she was transported to the hospital for treatment. If not for their quick actions the outcome of this call would be extremely different.

For their actions, they are hereby awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

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