They may be laughing about it now, but it was anything but a laughing matter late Thursday night and early Friday morning when the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt came to Watertown.
Watertown Police Chief Ed Deveau appeared on Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning to talk about the manhunt, detailing how his officers engaged the suspects in a gunfight before tackling one and chasing the other.
The first brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was tackled by officers after he ran out of ammunition, Deveau said. The second brother, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, then drove away in an SUV.
One Watertown officer put a squad car in gear during the gunfight and let it roll toward the suspects, a move that has gathered quite a bit of admiration.
“It was incredible thinking, and then I get down there a little bit later, and he’s telling the captain, ‘I hope the chief’s not mad at me, because the car’s cracked up,’” Deveau recounted. “And I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ They don’t teach you that at the academy, Sarge. That was brilliant.”
Hear what Deveau had to say in the video above.