Former Watertown Police Chief Honored for Work After Marathon Bombings

Former Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau received an award for his work after the Boston Marathon Bombings. Here he spoke with the Town Council. Former Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau received an award from the Heather Abbott Foundation for his work after the Boston Marathon Bombings in 2013. Deveau received the Helping Hand award at a banquet on Sunday hosted by the foundation. The award is presented “to somebody who has made a big impact on the foundation.”

The Heather Abbott Foundation helps provide customized prostheses to those who have suffered limb loss through traumatic circumstances, according to its website.

OBIT: David Henneberry, Man Who Discovered Marathon Bomber in His Boat

David Henneberry, the man who ended the manhunt for one of the Boston Marathon Bombers, died on Sept. 27, 2017, according to the obituary on Henneberry found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in his boat, which was parked at his Franklin Street home the day following the shootout at the intersection of Laurel Street and Dexter Avenue. He noticed something strange about his boat when he went out for a smoke shortly after the “shelter in place” order was lifted. He was the husband to the late Elizabeth (Bartlett) Henneberry, and had two step daughters and had a brother, four grand children and a great grandchild.

Red Cross Hosting 3 Blood Drives as Boston Marathon Bombing Memorials

The American Red Cross will join community leaders to host three blood drives on April 15 in honor of the lives changed by the Boston Marathon bombings and to pay tribute to the strength and resilience shown by so many following the attacks. The drives will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 at Watertown High School, 50 Columbia St., Watertown; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St., Boston; and 2-7 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Stoneham, 1 Church St., Stoneham. In April 2013, the Red Cross sent 600 blood products to Boston area hospitals in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. Volunteers are the only source of blood and platelets for hospital patients in need of transfusions. During National Volunteer Month, the Red Cross encourages eligible blood and platelet donors of all types to donate to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients in need, as they were to many patients in the aftermath of the attacks in Boston.

Local Reporter Tells Story of Boston Cop Who Died from Injures from the Watertown Shootout

The puzzling death of a Boston Police officer who was injured during the Watertown Shootout and died suddenly a year later was chronicled by Watertown-based reporter Adam Sennott. Boston Police Officer Dennis O. Simmonds was described as a model police officer, and was one of the officers who responded to the shootout with the Boston Marathon Bombers in Watertown. Though not publicized Simmonds was injured in the shootout. He was honored by the Boston Police and was presented an award from the National Association of Police Organizations by President Obama. A year later he died of what was called a brain aneurism, but an autopsy was not performed.