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After the bombs went off on Boylston Street, Rhode Island State Trooper Roupen Bastajian ignored the cramps he’d incurred in the 26.2-mile run, and raced back to the finish line to help aid the victims
They weren’t able to “definitively confirm or refute the presence of Santa,” but agreed that “something magical may be at play”
The young girl sent a partially eaten cookie as well as a couple of gnawed-on carrot sticks to the town’s PD for analysis
The program allows officers to train weekly in hand-to-hand Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, refining skills and helping with confidence, discipline, health and wellness
Three state police departments engaged the pursuit before the armed suspect was taken into custody
“Put simply, Providence cannot afford to lose nearly 80 police officers,” said City Council President John Igliozzi
Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements, Jr. described the potential terminations as a “huge concern”
The policy inactivates an officer’s certification the moment they leave a police department
The grant will be used to equip more than 700 front-line patrol officers across 11 police departments