Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Francis E. Creamer

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 7, 1974

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Reflections for Detective Francis E. Creamer

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

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

October 7, 2023

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

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

October 7, 2022

Never forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department

PO Robert Anthony historian
Boston Police Department

October 7, 2021

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 7, 2020

Thank you so much for your service

South Boston resident

August 30, 2020

It has now been 44 years. Your memory is still alive on so many levels. This is just another sad anniversary to be recognized by those who came after you, and we do.

God Bless you, Detective Creamer and may you always rest in peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 7, 2018

Another year has passed. No doubt, for those who knew and loved you, it's still an open wound, though the hurt may be a little less painful, it's still there, a dull ache that may never go away.

God Bless you all for these many years of sadness and God Bless Detective Creamer for his efforts on behalf of the citizens of Boston.

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

October 7, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 3, 2013

While reviewing which officers I had overlooked in the past, I reread the reflection I had left here on a previous occassion. It was inaccurate. It wasn't a bus driver and I apologize to you for such an oversight and error.

Whether or not people agreed with the bussing situation in Boston at the time, the reactions and actions of some was despicable. Children were targeted with rocks and hate for something they had no control over. Sad too was the fact that, not only innocent children suffered at the hands of these scum, but Police Officers too became victims. You, Detective Creamer are a prime example. A good man with a long career should have been able to retire and live out the rest of his days resting on the laurels of a job well done. But thanks to the bitterness and inexcusable acts of a few, you didn't have that chance.
Your sacrifice makes you a martyr; your life makes you a hero.
God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.

June 11, 2010

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Detective Creamer.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 19, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2008

todayon the anniversary of your deaath we remember you and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Mnchester, NH

October 7, 2007

Detective Creamer, union violence is a shameful thing, but when it is the cause of a death, especially the death of a member of another union, it is despicable. I can only hope that the bus drive who threw the object that caused your passing realized what harm he/she did and worked hard to make ammends. The bus driver is a coward. YOU are a hero.

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

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

October 7, 2007

Det. Creamer,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death, I would 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.



October 7, 2007

On 06/24/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Detective Francis E. Creamer and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05

November 21, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God bless. Rest in peace.

A grateful citizen.

October 7, 2004

I heard Busing was a horrible business, although I was 19 and missed it by 3 years and was in college. I have heard about the turmoil my fellow officers suffered through, God Bless you for your service and dedication may we all be as dedicated.

Boston Police Department

May 19, 2004

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