Will Middlebrooks, Dustin Pedroia, Rob Gronkowski Among Athletes Saluting Boston Law Enforcement

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For nearly 24 hours between late Thursday night and Friday, the city of Boston and the surrounding community were riveted by the pursuit of two suspects in connection with Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

That search finally came to fruition around 9 p.m. Friday night, when a combination of local, state and federal law enforcement officers apprehended the second suspect in Watertown, allowing Boston to breathe a collective sigh of relief.

The lockdown of the area resulted in the postponements of both the Bruins and Red Sox games originally scheduled for Friday night, and numerous athletes took to Twitter after the situation was resolved to express their appreciation to the police, fire and emergency personnel that worked around the clock to keep their community safe.

Check out a few of those tweets below.

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[tweet https://twitter.com/ShaneVictorino/status/325410417159598080 align=’center’%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/15Lasershow/status/325418600372531200 align=’center’%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/hanrahan52/status/325424535367196674 align=’center’%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/Ferknuckle/status/325414294474862592 align=’center’%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/wilfork75/status/325415699965169664 align=’center’%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/Edelman11/status/325413689752698880 align=’center’%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/RobGronkowski/status/325429353150296064 align=’center’%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/McCourtyTwins/statuses/325423685936742400 align=’center’%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/AndrewBailey40/statuses/325412582779412481 align=’center’%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/RedSox/status/325415716385873920 align=’center’%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/celtics/status/325416809220149249 align=’center’%5D

[tweet https://twitter.com/NERevolution/status/325416462019866626 align=’center’%5D

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@KCRG

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