The Boston Bombing Remembered

Chief DeveauxRecently, I had an opportunity to travel to the 2015 Police Innovations Conference in Cambridge, MA.  The organizers put together a great conference with some informative panels discussing cutting edge technology.  I even had the opportunity to participate in two panels; one about public comments on social media platforms and the other about body worn cameras.  However, one of the most interesting parts of the trip happened outside of the conference.

I had the good fortune to meet retired Chief Ed Deveau who recently retired from the Watertown Police Department.  Chief Deveau now works for one of the vendors at the conference and I had the opportunity to get to know him at a reception one night.  We swapped a lot of stories about our 30+ year careers.  Chief Deveau then shared the story of the Boston Bombing and specifically the details about the gun battle his officers engaged in with the Tsarnaev brothers four days after the bombing.  He shared the call he received in the middle of the night, his response and the heroic effort of his officers during the shooting as well as during the capture of Tamerlan.

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