Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association
"Honoring Service, Promoting Leadership and Protecting Our Community"
MLPO Members from the Boston Police Department and from all over the state attended the ceremony.Officer Jose A. Maceira was appointed to the Boston Police Department in February of 1974. In November of that same year, Officer Maceira was dispatched to a call for a suspicious person and located two men involved in drug use. Officer Maceira was shot during this incident. His condition was grave, but he recovered, with significant life-long damage. In 1977, two and a half years after being shot in the line of duty, he succumbed to the injury. Born in Puerto Rico, he served honorably in the United States Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran, being discharged in 1967.
1204 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA
NBPD Training Facility
October 29, 2016
Lowell, MA- On Saturday February 27, 2016, The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association (MLPO) held its second meeting of the year in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was a great turnout and we thank everyone for coming. We want to thank the Lowell Police Department for hosting us at their training center. We appreciate your hospitality.
(Pictured) MLPO members Jose Lorenzi, Gil Rojas and Julio Quiles welcome the following new members from the Lowell Police Department to the organization: Officers Jacqueline Mercado, Feby Colon, Socrates Deno, Aramis Velez and Sgt. William Castro from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. Welcome to the organization!!
Boston, MA- On Wednesday October 12, 2016,
The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association attended
the ceremony of Officer Jose A. Maceira where his name was
added to the Boston Police Wall of Honor at Boston
Police Headquarters. The Boston Police Department
recognized Officer Maceira for his service and ultimate
sacrifice. Officer Maceira is the first Hispanic Boston Police
Officer killed in the line of duty, as well as the first
Hispanic Officer killed in the line of duty in the Commonwealth
“We want to personally thank Commissioner Evans and
his command staff for having us be part of this ceremony. It
is truly an honor”- states Jacobo Negron, President of the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association.