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Off-Duty Officer In Right Place at Right Time

Off-Duty Officer In Right Place at Right Time

Boston Globe via YellowBrix

June 29, 2011

BOSTON – A Boston police detective has been credited with thwarting an armed convenience store robbery in Dedham.

Detective Michael Kane had just driven away from the Tedeschi’s Market on Cedar Street with his wife, a newspaper, and a few scratch tickets about 8:30 p.m. Monday when he noticed a suspicious man casing the store.

“I drove across this little square, and I saw this guy, and I said to my wife, ‘Look at him,’ ’’ Kane said.

“He had gloves on and a sweat shirt . . . you couldn’t see his face’’

Kane had his wife call 911, and he parked his car to watch the man. The detective’s intention, he said, was to observe, but that changed when the suspect went into the store, drew a knife on the clerk, and started taking cash.

“I carry off duty. I carry a .38,’’ Kane said. “I pulled it out, opened the door, and he came right toward me, surprised. I yelled at him, told him I was an off-duty police officer. He got down, and I flipped him over on his stomach.’’

Kane had the clerk call 911 again to tell police the man with the gun was not the suspect. Dedham police arrived soon after.

The suspect, Sean Ryan-Fallon, 23, of Boston, was arrested and charged with armed robbery. Dedham police are looking for a second man, who may have been an accomplice.

For Denise “Mitzi’’ Kane, it was the first time in his 23 years on the force that she had seen her husband make an arrest. She was proud.

“It’s funny,’’ she said. “My heart should have been pounding and racing, but it wasn’t. I knew his instincts would kick in.

“I didn’t notice it. He instantly turned around and knew something was up. I was proud of him. He never hesitated, he just reacted.’’

The Kanes are natives of Dedham.

Dedham police issued a statement saying the department was “grateful for the heroic actions of the off-duty Boston police officer.’’

Kane, whose brother, Richard, is police chief in Exeter, N.H., brushed off such talk.

“I didn’t do anything really special,’’ Kane said.

“I did it out of uniform. That was the only thing different. I had the ability to take him right where he was, where he wasn’t going to hurt anyone else. If this was on duty, it wouldn’t have been a big deal.’’

Said Officer Eddy Chrispin, a Boston police spokesman: “This is a classic case that demonstrates that police officers are never fully off duty.’’


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    djs2v

    about 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Outstanding!!!

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    Bnshape

    about 3 years ago

    662 Comments

    Two thumbs up Det Kane...
    "...police officers are never fully off duty"
    Classic and SO VERY TRUE!

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    24/7 always on duty.........Excellent.

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    Mtarte

    about 3 years ago

    112 Comments

    Good job Detective!

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    CBPD607

    about 3 years ago

    264 Comments

    Well done.

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    ArMy_MP

    about 3 years ago

    122 Comments

    Great Job Detective..

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    Irishcop1961

    about 3 years ago

    50922 Comments

    Great job.

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    barricade34

    about 3 years ago

    12 Comments

    Thats awesome!

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    akcopkc

    about 3 years ago

    72 Comments

    Good Job Detective...

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    rafaelmorales

    about 3 years ago

    2994 Comments

    GREAT JOB BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    rsironron

    about 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Outstanding job.

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    T_9

    about 3 years ago

    5668 Comments

    great job!!!

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    canadiancop

    about 3 years ago

    236 Comments

    excellent

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    uncledennis1

    about 3 years ago

    23314 Comments

    Robocop33. I concur. You da man. Good job detective.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Excellent

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