Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman George J. Hanley

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, March 20, 1934

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Reflections for Patrolman George J. Hanley

Patrolman Hanley,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 20, 2024

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

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

March 20, 2024

Patrolman Hanley, it has been 90 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 8 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

March 20, 2024

Today the officers both active and retired of the Boston Police take a moment of their time to remember our fallen brother.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

March 20, 2023

Never forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department

Retired PO Robert E. Anthony Historian
Boston Police Department

March 20, 2022

Blessed are the Peacemakers
for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Thinking of you on this day Grandpa


March 20, 2018

You are always in our heart Grandpa Hanley.
Your daughter , our mother is doing well at 91 and still talks about what a handsome and kind man you were -
she is reminded daily of your love and dedication when she looks at 4 of her grandsons that followed in your footsteps!!

Our love Grandpa Hanley
Joni Godino

Joni Godino

March 24, 2016

Hero, you are never forgotten, as a Boston resident, I honor you. Thank you for your service hero. This past Sunday in South Boston we had our glorious parade and my family was reminded of the dedicated law enforcement officers that make up our police department. We are very thankful for the men and women of C-6 barracks and the troop hotel barracks of MSP that do so much for our immediate neighborhood and all of the heroes that our keeping us safe. The next time we are at mass at St. Brigid's we will be thinking of you hero! God Bless our Law Enforcement Officers! -The Harrington's of Southie

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

March 22, 2016

It's now 82 years since your passing and it brings joy to my heart that your family has shared so much with you via this site. I've always believed that if your memory is kept well in the heart and mind, you're still there with them and your spirit has clearly guided your descendants.

God Bless you all and Brother, may your eternal rest continue to be peaceful.

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

March 20, 2016

Grandpa Hanley - Your Great Grand Son Michael just graduated from the Police Academy and was sworn in on Monday December 22,2014 by the Framingham Police. Michael is the 4th of your grandsons to follow in your foot steps as Michael's two briothers - Joe and Jay are also Framingham Police Officers and your Grandson Rob is a Police Officer with the Dover Police Department.
As we think of you often, we know you are watching out for the Boys in Blue

Love to you and Grandma

Joni Godino

December 29, 2014


We think of you and Grandma everyday and cherish your daughter, our mother with love

joni godino
grand daughter

March 21, 2014

Patrolman Hanley,
Its been a great couple years being able to see your great grand children follow in your footsteps. I write to ask that you watch over the family, the entire family. Even though I know not much about you, I do know the continuous positive impact you have on your family. You would be incredibly proud. While not with us you have still been able to be an influential remodel to all of your family. And there is nothing better than a honorable legacy. These boys live for what they do and love doing it. You know what they say the man is a reflection of his woman and I'm not going to lie, it takes a strong woman to stand nice and tall next to them;) With the help of God please guide and protect them. May they come home to the people who love them. May your great grand children never forget you and always remember you and may we have men and women in our family continuously making such a positive impact in the commonwealth.
Yours truly

Wife to Michael John Godino Sr

August 11, 2013

Papa, I am writing as I sit with your daughter Eunice, Great-grandson Franky and Great Son in Law Butch. I am Janie, your Grand Daughter who never had the opportunity to be with you. We talk about you often, You have always been in our hearts and part of our life's. We are so fortunate to have so many of our children following in the footsteps of your heroics and my son talks about following that calling as he matures into a man. We love you and hold you close to our hearts.

Jane Damata

June 1, 2013

Grandpa Hanley
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

Detective Joseph Godino
Framingham PD

March 21, 2013

Grandpa Hanley

My thoughts and love are with you and Grandma today. Your daughter (Eunice 88 y.o.) will be attending the National Police Week in Washington, D.C this year with her 4 grandsons who are also Police Officers. They want to share this time with their Grandmother and to show the pride that they have for you and all Police Officers.

Joni Godino
Grand daughter

March 20, 2013

Grampa Hanley,

On this the 79th anniversary of your passing, I simply wish to thank you for the example you have set for your family. Thank you for your service, and for the conviction you displayed while serving the commonwealth. You are missed and loved.

"The wicked flee when you man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion" (Proverb 28-1)

Jay Godino Jr.
Great Grandson / FPD Recruit

March 20, 2013

In our family, you are remembered as a man of many titles (Dad, Grampa, Great-Grampa, etc). But I speak for the entire family when I say that no title bears more meaning, or brings us more pride, than that of "Police Officer". Your work ethic, passion, selflessness and sense of duty has been passed along from generation to generation. Grampa Hanley, you can rest comfortably knowing that your conviction for serving society with dedication and integrity has been inherited by your great grand kids. It is on this day, the 78th anniversary of your passing that I wish to thank you for the example you have set and tell you how much you are missed and loved.

Jay Godino Jr.
Great Grandson

March 20, 2012

To Our Father,Grandfather,Great Grandfather
How we miss you everyday - We are so proud to carry you in our heart and prayers

The Hanley Family

joni godino
grand daughter

March 20, 2012

Officer Hanley you are not forgotten by the members of the Boston Police Dept. May you rest in peace.

P.O. Robert Anthony
Boston Police Dept


January 13, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 20, 2010

as a family we know you are always with us and that you are protecting all of us, especially your great-great grandchildren - we are so proud of you grandpa

the clouse family

December 16, 2008



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March 29, 2008

Patrolman Hanley, today marks the 74th anniversary of your tragic death. Though you were blessed to have had those 7 extra years with your family before you succumbed to your injuries, I’m sure those were far from good years over all. I’m sure you never truly left them, even after your passing on and transferring to a beat in Heaven.

For all your efforts on behalf of the People of Boston and the Commonwealth as a whole, Thank you, God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

March 20, 2008

As your Great Grandson Joe Godino prepares to graduate from the Lowell Police Academy, I ask that you watch over Joey and his fellow cadets as they begin their careers as Pokice Officers in Framingham, Mass

Joni Godino
Grand Daughter

October 13, 2007

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