Officers with the Boston Police Department’s harbor patrol unit are accustomed to helping boaters in distress, but last weekend officer Joe Matthews came to the rescue of a groom in danger of missing his own wedding. Patrick Mahoney was scheduled to get married on Thompson Island in the middle of Boston Harbor on Saturday, but the boat that was supposed to ferry him to the island where his bride-to-be was already waiting broke down.
… It gets worse. The groomsmen, photographer, DJ, and floral arrangements were all stuck on the mainland due to the breakdown. Enter Matthews, who transported more than a dozen people to the island on his police boat so Mahoney’s marriage to Hannah Crawford could go on as scheduled.