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 saw the memorial sign for Detective Roy Joseph Sergei while on Mass Ave today. I live near by and walk my dogs in the area. I don't know if these reflections are read or by whom, but if so wanted to express my sympathy to Detective Sergei's loved ones. I realize he passed in 1987, but time does not heal all wounds. May he rest in joy and may your days be peaceful and blessed.

Margaret Davis Karabanow

August 30, 2018

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