BPD Remembers: The men and women of the Boston Police Department remember the service and sacrifice of Officer Franklin B. Dreyer 91 years ago today. On Thursday April 24, 1930, Officer Dreyer was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with a breaking and entering suspect in the area of Adams Street and Ashmont Street in Dorchester.
Officer Dreyer was 32 years of age at the time of his death. He is buried in the New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan. His name is etched on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C., panel 14, east line 2, as well as the Boston Police Hero wall at Boston Police Headquarters and the Law Enforcement Memorial at the State House in Downtown Boston.
A Hero Sign has been placed in his honor at the corner of Adams Street and Ashmont Street in Dorchester.