Retired Boston police detective Yves Dambreville killed in Haiti

Retired Boston police detective Yves Dambreville killed in Haiti

Here is a picture of the former Boston police detective Yves Dambreville.

Yves Dambreville, a 33-year veteran of the Boston Police Force was brutally gunned down by some unknown hooligans on August 26, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Dambreville has left behind a legacy of cultural outreach who would be remembered as a man of many identities. He served as a liaison to the city's Haitian community and other immigrant neighborhoods. This retired Boston police detective was one of the most visible and influential members and held as a pioneer in the Boston's Haitian community for decades. He was the first Caribbean community's official link to Boston City Hall and the Mayor's Office who arranged for educational and job training opportunities for hundreds of people. Dambreville settled in Boston in the late 1960's. He was the city's second Haitian-American police officer after his brother Manny. He served as a trusted advisor to two former Boston Mayors, Ray Flynn and Tom Menino, a responsibility overlapping his police work.

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