Two Marlborough police officers honored for assisting in Boston
By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – Two members of the Marlborough Police Department, Detective Robert Bonina and Officer Kenneth McKenzie, were honored by Mayor Arthur Vigeant and the City Council at the council’s April 22 meeting for their help in the aftermath at the scene of the recent Boston Marathon bombings.
Following a moment of silence, Vigeant commended members of all police departments and the FBI for their efforts.
“They all did a fantastic job at this horrific event which culminated in the capture of one of the accused. Our two men are on the original SWAT team, a part of the Medical Reserve Corp. that goes to the Marathon each year. Both men were on the scene from Tuesday to Friday. These are the types of officers we have in the city of Marlborough – always ready to serve and protect,” Vigeant said.
The mayor, assisted by Council President Patricia Pope, presented certificates of commendation to the two men, citing their exemplary efforts and also thanked them on behalf of all city residents.
“We were just doing our job,” McKenzie said. “We are thankful to [Police Chief Mark Leonard] for allowing us to go.”
The two officers are also members of the Central Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, a regional consortium of officers from 45 local police departments, who assist other departments in different emergency situations.
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