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On Tuesday April 14, 2020, active-duty Boston Police Officer Jose V. Fontanez passed away due to complications from Covid-19. Officer Fontanez was a 29-year veteran of the BPD who was assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain). Officer Fontanez received numerous commendations for his dedicated service during his career and was highly regarded by those he worked with, his supervisors and all who knew him.

As we reflect upon the loss of our friend and coworker on this one-year anniversary of his passing, we remember his family and loved ones as well as all those lost during this ongoing global pandemic.