Retired Boston police detective dies in Haiti, investigation launched

August 31, 2015
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Detective Yves Dambreville retired in 2012

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.

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