Police Receives Unusual Call About Groom In Danger Of Missing His Own Wedding

One groom recently found himself stranded when the ferry that would take him to his wedding broke down, but that’s when a Boston Police harbor unit stepped in and saved the day for everyone.


A wedding is an important event in anyone’s life because that’s the day you get hitched to the love of your life in front of family, loved ones, and friends. There is a lot of planning, preparation, and execution that goes into it and if anything goes wrong at the last minute, it can be very disappointing.

Patrick Mahoney was all set to get married to Hannah Crawford on Thompson Island in the middle of Boston Harbor, and a boat was scheduled to pick up Mahoney and his groomsmen, but at the last moment, the boat did not turn up that started stressing out the groom.

But thanks to the officers with the Boston police department’s harbor patrol unit who are used to helping distressed boaters, everything worked out well. Officer Joe Matthews stepped up to the occasion to help the distressed groom who was almost late for his own wedding.

The harbor police helped transport Patrick, his groomsmen, the photographer, DJ and floral arrangements that were all stuck on the mainland to the island on their boat so that Patrick’s marriage to Hannah Crawford could go on as planned.

Patrick Mahoney said, “They were there very quickly to get my groomsmen and all of our vendors out here to the island and kind of save the day,” Mahoney said.

Officer Matthews said he was happy to help out, “It was good to get a nice call for a change and help people out,” he said. “They seemed happy, and we were happy we could do it. It all worked out.”

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