Police recognized for marathon bombing response
BOSTON (WHDH) -- First responded to the Boston Marathon bombing were honored 6 months after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Tuesday night the Massachusetts Police Association paid tribute to the first responders who helped survivors and those who lost their life in the subsequent manhunt.
“Officers and state troopers on traffic posts, began running to the scene, not knowing what they would find, no regard for secondary explosives,” Boston Police Officer Joe Fisher said.
The two bombs injured many but only took the lives of three people near the finishing line of the race.
“Only three people lost their lives is a direct credit to the superior coordination of all agencies involved, and a miracle from a source above,” Fisher said.
Officer Sean Collier was also killed by the suspects while on duty at MIT later in the week.
“He wanted this job from the time he was old enough to know what it meant,” Jennifer Lemmeran, Collier’s sister, said.