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SWAT leader who helped capture Tsarnaev honored

Local chief overwhelmed by response to participation in efforts to locate, apprehend Boston bombing suspect

By Tom Knapp
Intelligencer Journal/New Era

CARLISLE, Mass. — Pulling a Boston Marathon bombing suspect out of a boat after a five-day manhunt didn't match the excitement of meeting Big Papi the next day.

John C. Fisher III, who was raised near Lancaster and is now chief of police in Carlisle, Mass., led a SWAT unit on April 19 that helped grab wounded suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from his hiding place in a Watertown, Mass., backyard.

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