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. He 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

subject stop, suspicious person

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I live in the back bay. We back up to the alley where detective Sergei gave his life protecting residents . I grew up in Boston and recognize it is very different environment today than the 70's and 8o's Most residents pass the small sign / memorial without notice / or awareness ---- I wanted to let the family and loved one know that his sacrifice is not unrecognized by a resident who passes the memorial every day , and thinks of him and the family when I look out the back window that faces alley 429

Citizen Mark Canha
Citizen City of Boston

April 22, 2018

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