Boston Red Sox Salute Law Enforcement at Fenway Park

For two straight games—on August 1st v. the Detroit Tigers and on August 2nd v. the Minnesota Twins—the Boston Red Sox honored law enforcement officers from around the region with Law Enforcement Appreciation Nights at Fenway Park.

Before the August 2nd game, law enforcement officers—including Boston Police Deputy Superintendent William Gross, surviving family members of officers killed in the line of duty, and representatives from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund—stepped onto the field for a pre-game ceremony, to honor the following officers killed in 2012 from the New England region:

  • Police Officer Kevin Ambrose, Springfield (MA) Police Department
  • Police Chief Michael P. Maloney, Greenland (NH) Police Department
  • Deputy Sheriff Ryan Tvelia, Norfolk County (MA) Sheriff’s Office
  • Police Officer Jose Torres, Westfield (MA) Police Department
  • Sergeant Maxwell Dorley, Providence (RI) Police Department
  • Detective Andrew F. Faggio, New Haven (CT) Police Department

The Memorial Fund’s July 1998 Officer of the Month, Officer Tommy Griffiths of the Boston (MA) Police Department, and Memorial Fund Law Enforcement Ambassador, Gates (NY) Police Officer Joshua Bowman, were in attendance at the game.

Law Enforcement Appreciation sporting events are designed to honor law enforcement officers and pay tribute to those who have died in the line of duty. A full schedule of events is available at