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Lieutenant Benjamin Alexander

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, July 4, 1925

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Reflections for Lieutenant Benjamin Alexander

Never forgotten by the retired and active Boston Police Officers.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

July 4, 2023

Lieutenant Alexander, it has been 98 years since you were taken from us. I am in Boston almost weekly. Hopefully, your loss led to changes that have saved countless fire, police, construction, and civilian lives. If you could see the structures in the city now..... New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 2, 2023

Lieutenant Alexander, 97 years have passed since the tragic event which took your life. It's horrifying that in recent years, more people, mostly construction workers have lost their lives due to building collapses. That does not diminish the horrific loss of your life under similar circumstances, it simply shows that these events can happen anytime. On July 4, 1925. it just happened to be the life of a Boston Police Lieutenant that was ended as well as 43 other innocent souls. You have not, nor will you be forgotten.

God Bless you, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

July 4, 2022

Never will you name be forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department

Retired PO Robert E Anthony Historian
Boston Police Department

July 4, 2022

Never forgotten by the Men and women of the Boston Police Dept

P.O. Robert Anthony Historian
Boston Police Dept

July 4, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Lt. Alexander. Your bravery and honor won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 17, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 13, 2015

I am your great grand daughter, and I have always felt a connection to you but its only in the last few years I have heard your story and found out that you are a hero. It's uncanny but you died on July 4th and though I was supposed to be born in June, I was almost 2 weeks late - born on the 4th of July.

Always remembered, always honored, always with love.

Dana Beth Alexander

December 16, 2014

To the family of Lt. Alexander. I too have lost a family member in the building collapse. My great aunt, Edith Myrtle Jordan (nee McBurnie) only married 6 months. Such a tragedy to all who passed that night. My prayers are with you and all of Boston's finest

Ptl. Charles McBurnie
Marlboro Twsp Police retired

August 30, 2014

To fully honor our heroes of the present, we must
recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

July 4, 1924 he died Lieutenant Inspector Alexander was killed when a building collapsed Pickwick club in Chinatown, Lt Inspector was the best pickpocket detective in the Dept. He was trailing a Jewelry Thief he was trailing for a Week at the time of the accident. Seventy-five persons were killed and at least fifty hurt when the building housing the Pickwick Club at No. 12 Bench street, collapsed early today, according to police estimates. Many were buried in the ruins. The collapse killed 44 people.

Lieutenant Alexander had been with the agency for 16 years.

Chau Nguyen

May 26, 2011

Lieutenant Alexander, you died in a very unusual way while trailing a pick-pocket. It doesn't take away the fact that your family, both at home and the family in blue lost someone dear to them. Thank you for your service to the people of Boston and the Commonwealth as a whole. You have not been forgotten.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

On a small side note, unintentionally, you have been memorialized on a famous TV cop show. The man who played Joe Friday's partner, Officer Frank Smith in the original TV series, was actually named Ben Alexander.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 10, 2010

Lt. Alexander, You will never be forgotten by the members of the Boston Police Department. Rest in peace.

Patrolman michael Kane
Boston Police Academy

September 8, 2008

Lt. Alexander,
On today, the 82nd anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.



July 4, 2007

No officer should be without a reflection. I send this one to thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice and for paving the way for the future for us to follow, on the thin blue line. Thank you.

January 15, 2005

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