Boston Police: Captured!!!

The week began with the terrible news of a bombing at one of the most popular sporting events in the world. Massachusetts law enforcement engaged before the smoke had even cleared. Using every available resource and exploring every investigative possibility, suspect photos were acquired and ultimately released to the media with a request for the public’s help.

LawOfficer Boston Marathon Bombing Coverage

MIT Officer Killed by Boston Bombing Suspects

During the next 27 hours, an incredible series of events unfolded. The bombers assassinated MIT Officer Sean Collier at Massachusetts in his patrol car, robbed a convenience store and hijacked a vehicle. Responding units spotted the vehicle and gave chase. More than 200 rounds were fired and explosives were thrown at the officers. One of the bombers was killed and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Officer Richard Donahue was critically wounded. Ironically, Donahue and Collier were academy classmates.

What began on Monday ended with the capture of the second bomber in Watertown on Friday evening. What an incredible week! The most impressive aspect of this incident has been the fluidity of the entire operation, particularly as different agencies became involved and different facets of the operation unfolded. Tactical, EOD, investigative and intelligence functions worked tirelessly and professionally.

The Massachusetts law enforcement agencies deserve nothing but the highest praise. They have demonstrated to the world that American law enforcement can get the job done and there is no safe haven for terrorists who target Americans. Sadly, we lost a brother officer, Sean Collier and another officer, Richard Donahue is in critical condition. Please, before you go to bed tonight, say a prayer for the Collier family and for the recovery of Officer Donahue.
 

RELATED ARTICLES

Reserve Deputy Charged with Manslaughter in Shooting Death

A volunteer law enforcement officer was booked into jail Tuesday on a manslaughter charge in the death of an Oklahoma man who was fatally shot as he lay on t...

North Charleston – Patience Under Fire

The video released this weekend showing a North Charleston (S.C.) Officer shooting an un-armed Walter Scott looks bad. That was the first thought I had, and ...

Rapid DNA Technology

Rapid DNA technology alleviates some of the strain on departments waiting for testing results from a traditional lab by providing the same results in a fract...

Analytics at Work

In late 2011, the Rochester (N.H.) Police Department began preparations to implement Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) according to...

Using Emojis as Evidence

Recent cases involving the text characters and pictures have been used to convict

Death Row Inmate to Be Freed After Nearly 30 Years

An Alabama inmate who spent nearly 30 years on death row will go free Friday after prosecutors told a court there is not enough evidence to link him to the 1...
LAW OFFICER CONNECT

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
JOBS