In The News: Captain Frank Armstrong Pays Tribute to Marathon Victims

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BOSTON HERALD - ANGELA ROWLINGS

Thanks to the Boston Herald's Peter Gelzinis for the powerfully heartfelt story in today's paper. In the story, Gelzinis speaks to Boston Police Captain Frank Armstrong who recounts and recalls the parental obligation and responsibility felt by him and the other officers who watched over and stayed with the bodies of Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu hours after the attack on last year's Boston Marathon. Said Armstrong, “We stood there not so much as cops, or veterans, but as fathers. I have five children. Every one of us there that night thought but for the grace of God that could be my child, coming in to watch the marathon on a beautiful day. And if their parents couldn’t, but as fathers. I have five children. Every one of us there that night thought but for the grace of God that could be my child, coming in to watch the marathon on a beautiful day. And if their parents couldn’t be there, then we would be there.” be there, then we would be there.”

To read the full article as it appeared in today’s paper – please click on the enclosed link

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/columnists/peter_gelzinis/2014/04/gelzinis_cop_watched_over_victims_like_a_father