Patrolman Andrew B. Cunco Memorial on Flickr.
In 1906 Andrew Cunco became the first Italian-American to join the Boston Police force. He served for 15 years until August 15th, 1921 when he was killed in the line of duty. He confronted a former police officer, who had stolen a gun, and was shot twice.
90 years later the city dedicated this memorial on the spot of his murder. It’s a few feet away from the famous statue of Paul Revere near the Old North Church.