Saturday, April 20, 2013

Job Well Done

Perhaps the most compelling images from last night's conclusion of the manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings were those of the residents of Watertown, MA and adjacent communities pouring out of their homes and cheering law enforcement and emergency services personnel.  After a tense day of "shelter in place" for the Boston metropolitan area, 19 year-old  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding and wounded in a boat parked in the back yard of a Watertown home.  He was taken in custody and rushed to a hospital for treatment.

As NBC's Brian Williams said last night while observing the scene of relief and celebration, law enforcement is, for the vast majority of time, a dangerous, thankless job.  It was wonderful to see the public out and cheering them in this moment of accomplishment.

(photo:  Julio Cortez, AP)

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