Friday, April 11, 2014

More Tragedy In Boston

A couple weeks ago, 2 firefighters in Boston were killed in a huge fire when they were trapped in the basement.
Now, a Boston cops died while on duty.
From the New York Daily News: Boston Police Department Dennis O. Simmonds, a decorated Boston police officer who was wounded in last year's Watertown shootout with the Boston bombing suspects, has died on duty at the age of 28.
A 28-year-old Boston police officer, who was wounded in the Watertown shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, has died after suffering a medical emergency.
Dennis O. Simmonds, who was set to receive a Top Cop Award from President Obama next month for his valiant service nearly a year ago today, died while on duty Thursday, his department announced Friday.
He had just taken his lunch break while training at the Boston police academy in Hyde Park when he suffered an undisclosed medical emergency, a police spokesman told the Boston Globe.
He was rushed to a hospital where despite efforts by Department and hospital personnel, he died that evening.
"Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Simmonds family and friends during this very difficult time," his department said in a release. "Officer Simmonds will be greatly missed by his friends, colleagues and all members of the Department."
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RIP to the officer and prayers to his family, fellow officers and friends.

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