BPD Officers Pay Final Respects to Fallen Officer Jose Fontanez, the 1st Uniformed BPD Officer to Succumb to the Coronavirus — bpdnews.com


FUNERAL PROCESSION: At about 10:30am, on Saturday, April 18, 2020, a funeral procession took the body of Boston Police Officer Jose Fontanez, 53, from the Mann and Rodgers Funeral Home in Jamaica Plain to the St. Michael’s Cemetery, where the 29-year veteran of the department was laid to rest. Hundreds of police officers, first responders and community members lined the streets of South Huntington Ave and Centre Street in Jamaica Plain to pay final respects. To all who extended heartfelt condolences or attended today’s funeral procession in honor of our fallen brother who passed this week due to complications caused by COVID-19, we say, “Thank you. Your outpouring of support will not soon be forgotten.”