Detective Roy Joseph Sergei

Detective Roy Joseph Sergei

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 26, 1987

Roy Joseph Sergei

Detective Joseph Sergei was shot and killed after stopping a suspicious male in an alley. Another officer was shot and wounded. The suspect fled to Mexico but was apprehended, returned to Boston, and sentenced to life in prison.

Detective Sergei had served with the agency for 17 years and is survived by his wife, three children, and parents. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of detective.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 2886

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Roy was always a hard working street cop. I would always see him working the streets of Boston's South End during my times working for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Police. Often times I would see Roy in court where we would exchange information on wanted criminals and their M.O. Along with his dedication to duty, Roy was also a compassionate cop and great family man. Rest in Peace Roy. I miss you and your smile!

Joe Mastrorilli (Sgt. Det. Retired)
MBTA Transit Police

April 11, 2016

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