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Former Boston Police Officer Slain In Haiti


BOSTON (AP) – A retired Boston police officer who served as a liaison to the city’s Haitian community and other immigrant neighborhoods for two mayors is being remembered for his contributions after he was shot to death in Port-au-Prince.

Yves Dambreville, a U.S citizen of Haitian origin and a 33-year-veteran of the department who retired in 2012, was killed Wednesday.

Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn remembered the 66-year-old Dambreville as “not only my dear friend, but my liaison to those minority communities.” Dambreville served in a similar capacity under Mayor Tom Menino.

Police Commissioner William Evans says Dambreville was a “hard-working, dedicated and well respected member of the department.”

Dambreville’s wife tells the Boston Herald her husband was in Haiti working on two projects, training police and building a retirement home.

This story has been changed to correct the spelling of Commissioner Evans’ last name

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