Boston Police Commendation Report of Proceedings

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Boston Police Commendation Report of Proceedings

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Report of Proceedings for Boston Police Commendation


World War, 1939-1945


A page from the Reports of Proceedings of the City of Boston Police Commendation for the year beginning with January 3, 1955 and ending with December 29, 1955. The document records the proceedings conducted by the City Council of the City of Boston, including information about key legislation, commendations, reports, and executive decisions that occurred.

A notable individual listed is Edward Connolly. In January 1955, the City of Boston announced a commendation for Connolly for his bravery during a robbery attempt a few days earlier that left him critically injured. Born October 31, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts, Connolly enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on December 26, 1942 and served during World War II. On December 26, 1945, he was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal. After his service, he returned to Massachusetts, where he served as a police officer. He was injured in the line of fire in 1955, forcing him to retire. He married Thelma Snell with whom he had two sons, Kevin and Mark. Connolly died on September 7, 1995 and is buried in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Digital reproduction of original reports of proceedings.

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1-page report of proceedings






Boston, Massachusetts

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Originally created and published by the City of Boston Administrative Services Department.

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Copyright to this resource is held by the City of Boston Administrative Services Department and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.


Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.


City of Boston Administrative Services Department, “Boston Police Commendation Report of Proceedings,” RICHES, accessed May 26, 2024,