I second those thanks.These archives show the immediate, professional response of these selfless individuals to run into the danger zone, save lives, and prevent further injury despite any instinct to run and despite mass chaos both on the street and on the air.
I was just as amazed by the video, horrible as it was. Right as the first explosion went off, one of the police on the route, his first reaction as the shockwave hit him barely 50 feet away, as everybody else instinctively flinched, was to put his hand on his weapon, lean into the shockwave, and start running towards it as everybody else fell away from the blast. Boston PD, FD, and EMS all showed their extraordinary courage under fire yesterday, evacuating and treating the victims at extreme risk to themselves.
Multi-mission field communications operator
for daily Sea, Air, and Ground LE/FD/EM operations coordination.