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(Boston Globe)   A Boston cop who was shot in the head during a shootout with the Boston bombers, dies a year later from a brain aneurysm while working out at the gym   ( bostonglobe.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Boston, brain aneurysm, Officer Dennis O. Simmonds, medical emergency, Boston Police Department, Douglas A-20 Havoc  
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5122 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Apr 2014 at 4:35 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-04-12 04:53:29 PM  
2 votes:
I may be wrong, but I'm assuming he was shot in the head by another Boston cop.
2014-04-12 10:09:20 PM  
1 vote:

coffeeplease: In case that's not clear d23 is the dick head

As a Bostonian, a quick comment about that day:
Every person I knew face-palmed that day. Well, except my parents. But we'll get to that.
I have a friend who is in law enforcement and tells me pretty much everyone knew this was some sort of Banksy-esque ad campaign (my words, not theirs) and that there was no need for any sort of alarm. It was LED graffiti as far as they were concerned, end of story. But they were all ordered from above to treat the situation with care and act like they had everything "under control" of course "because 9/11." No, it didn't matter that this was nothing. No, it didn't matter that most of the younger officers "got the joke." It had to be handled a specific way due to the public's perception of "safety." I tried to explain this to my parents who lost their minds and said this was a "dangerous stunt."  And that's when I realized the full effect of 9/11: It made my parents, normally mellow and rational people, turn toward panic as a first course and use excuses like "lived through WWII" as valid arguments in favor of going full-retard at every sighting of an "Andre The Giant Has a Posse" sticker as if some giant man and his legion of minions was about to attack the city.

I still laugh about the Fark meme because I was very active on Fark back then, and while I felt some degree of embarrassment for my city, at least I got the joke and hadn't lost all perspective just yet.
2014-04-12 05:32:35 PM  
1 vote:
RIP. A guy that runs towards danger when everyone else is running away. The world will be less without him.
2014-04-12 04:54:08 PM  
1 vote:
Wait, so you telling me doing work outs that can cause a rise in blood pressure and heart speed might cause a weakened blood vessel to explode? No way.
2014-04-12 04:51:06 PM  
1 vote:
If he was the good brave cop and person they describe then that truly is sad. Heartbreaking for his family. RIP good man. It seems you made the world a tiny bit better in your short allotted time here and that's about the best anyone can do.
2014-04-12 04:43:05 PM  
1 vote:
To be fair, he had a pretty intense 26 minute workout.
2014-04-12 04:43:02 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, that's pretty much the definition of the SAD tag.
2014-04-12 04:36:18 PM  
1 vote:
Might as well tack on another murder charge.
2014-04-12 02:39:09 PM  
1 vote:
Shot in the head with an explosive device? Nasty.
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