Boston’s own Mark Wahlberg and Director Peter Berg will be in attendance at the 3rd Annual Boston Police Foundation Gala. The event is scheduled for March 5th at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. The event Honors Boston’s finest and more.
This annual event provides the necessary funds to Back Up Boston’s Finest by providing new technology and equipment, Officer Wellness and Safety Programs and Community Policing Programs that are not covered in the department’s annual budget.
During the event the foundation honors Boston Police Officer’s who have gone above and beyond their call of duty throughout the year. Mark and Peter will be presenting Boston Police Foundation Hero’s Award to a Boston Police Officer who has demonstrated exceptional strength, courage, fortitude, sacrifice and service during a time of crisis.
Additionally Anti-Defamation League (ADL) NE Regional Director Robert Trestan will be the evening’s honoree for his leadership in developing community partnerships that provide justice, equality and fair treatment.
The evening will feature live entertainment by musicians from the Boston Pops, compelling stories from members of the Boston Police Department, a three course sit down dinner, and dancing with the First Class Band.
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Whalberg and Director Peter Berg who is attached to Wahlberg’s marathon movie, Patriots’ Day, will present the Hero Award to Boston police officer John Moynihan at the gala. Moynihan helped save Transit officer Richard Donohue, who was wounded in the Watertown shootout following the 2013 Marathon bombings. Moynihan was also shot on duty last March.
Mark Wahlberg is set to star as a Police Officer in the movie Patriots Day about the Boston Marathon bombings.
Patriots’ Day centers on the horrific bombing at the marathon, which took place on April 15, 2013 and resulted in multiple deaths and hundreds of injuries. Wahlberg will play a Boston Police officer who was key to the subsequent investigation and highly publicized manhunt for the perpetrators. He will be joined by Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), who is set to portray Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese, an officer of the Watertown Police Department. The movie will be based on the account of former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.
“A series of [these] meetings have gone on for some time and will continue,” a source close to the project said, regarding first responders, victims, family and friends. “He and the filmmakers took it upon themselves to say, ‘You know what, we want to be respectful.’”