Two Watertown residents and three of Watertown’s first responders sat down with Working Massachusetts to give us a glimpse into real life on April 19, 2013, from the early morning firefight with the alleged Boston Marathon bombers through the day-long hunt for the suspect who escaped.
Residents and first responders alike were grateful for the extraordinary level of mutual cooperation and respect they shared. They not only lived through a remarkable event, but discovered that they really were all in it together.
- Christine Stepanian and Theresa McGoldrick, both of whom raise their children in Watertown. Both live in the zone that was subject to an intensive door-to-door search for Dzokhar Tsarnaev.
The first responders:
- John MacLellan, a veteran police sergeant who was the second officer on the scene during the traffic stop involving the Tsarnaevs, the traffic stop that turned into a firefight.
- Pat Menton and Jim Caruso, EMTs with the Watertown Fire Department. They responded to the traffic stop and saved the life of Dick Donahue, the MBTA officer who had been shot and badly wounded during the firefight.