IN A FLASH OF LIGHT
His memory is frozen in a department photo—thick mustache, tall bobby's hat, tunic buttons gleaming—the camera's flash foreshadowing the single shot that killed him when a stranger slipped away into McGrath Square, then behind a curtain of rain, never to be found.
Brett reads "In Flash of Light":
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Brett confesses: "Reading a history of Framingham, Massachusetts, where I live, I learned about William H. Welch. The only police officer ever killed in the line of duty in Framingham, his 1923 murder remains unsolved. Seeing Welch's photo, the similarity between a camera's flash and muzzle flash lighting the night stuck with me."