Kirk Figueroa, the East Boston man police say opened fire on officers responding to a domestic-violence call at his home, listed his occupation as founder of a private-security firm specializing in going after bad guys with heavy armament and dogs and protecting people with enough money to worry about needing protection.
Figueroa died and two officers were critically injured in what police say was a gun battle that started when Figueroa opened fire. Police say Figueroa used an assault-style rifle and was wearing body armor.
Figueroa called his company, which has an office near the Moakley Courthouse and a "Cobra Strike Team" in San Francisco, Elite Policing. The Herald reports police towed away a Crown Victoria with an "Elitepolicing.org" decal from 136 Gladstone St.
He also operated under the name Code Blue Protection Corp. In his trademark application for that name, filed in May, 2015, he described his services as:
Security services, namely, armed escorts and security personnel for celebrities, diplomats, events, in-mates, prisoners, parolees, others.
Figueroa's Web site claims eight years as an MP with the US Army Reserve, adds:
Well versed in fugitive recovery, CBPC's co-founder has established tight relationships with local, and other political subdivisions of the United States. A California Bounty Hunter and mixed martial arts practitioner, Kirk has established a fast turnaround time when meeting the demands of returning clients. His interpersonal and communication skills have enabled him the fluent collaboration with other private in-house protection teams.