Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Cornelius F. Regan

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, January 13, 1898

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Reflections for Patrolman Cornelius F. Regan

Patrolman Regan, it has been 126 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 4 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 14, 2024

Never Forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department both active and retired.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

January 13, 2024

Patrolman Regan,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 13, 2023

Never forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department

P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

January 13, 2022

Cornelius Regan was my great grandfather and I know little about him. I didn't know he was a Boston Police Officer or that I have "Townie" roots. Reading this now, even though it was 122 years ago, it brings tears to my eyes. He left a wife and five children, one was an infant girl who died shortly after him.

This is a wonderful tribute to him.

Thank you for posting.

Marilyn Regan
Great Granddaughter

June 23, 2020

On the anniversary of this law enforcement officer's death. We thank you for your service. My family we live here in the city of Boston and we are appreciative and thankful to live in this great city because we have fine Police Officers like Cornelius. No matter how much time passes we will always pray and remember the sacrifice. We are thinking of you tonight Cornelius and praying for you. As the quote goes that everyone knows blessed be the peacekeepers for they shall be called children of God.

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

January 13, 2016

What a selfless act in the face of adversity. Thanks to officer Regan for his act of heroism AND bravery in that far-away year. He cannot be forgotten.

Stan Jefferson

January 12, 2016

Very, very proud that to call Cornelius Regan my Great Grandfather.

Maureen Fahey
Great Granddaughter

December 3, 2013

Patrolman Regan
On today, the 113th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens Boston. Jumping into that freezing river shows what a hero you are.



January 13, 2011

You are a real hero!


December 26, 2010

Patrolman Regan, though the weather was no doubt not good, you put your own safety well behind that of the man in need of help. This is one of the major cases of a true hero. You showed courage many of us can only hope to attain. You have not, nor will you ever be forgotten and I wish to thank you sincerely for your efforts on behalf of the citizens of Boston and the Commonwealth as a whole.
God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

October 18, 2010

Rest in Peace Ptl. Regan..I love visiting your city and will never forget the sacrifice made so many years ago, an inspiration to us all who work today.

Ofc. Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury Police Dept. NH

October 8, 2010

Thank you PTL. Regan for your dedicated service to BPD and to our country. May your name be everlasting.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

October 5, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 112th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 5, 2010

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