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Boston Marathon first responders visit Beaumont
These first responders from Boston didn't dress the part Wednesday for their tour of Baptist Beaumont hospital.
But it's hard to separate them from the role they played after the terrorist attack.
It's a little overwhelming sometimes; people have been really kind to us and very generous, said Joe O'Hare
Raymond Dupuis is a police captain. Joe O'Hare and Rich Raymond are paramedics.
This hospital setting in Beaumont is familiar territory to the men from Boston.
A bullet came through the windshield. He felt fragments of glass near his face, said Raymond Dupuis
Dupuis and his men were on the front lines trying to capture the two brothers accused of the Boston marathon bombing.
Then they started throwing out bombs. They threw a total of 5 bombs at my officers, said Dupuis.
These three first responders separated their personal feelings from their professional responsibilities when the found the surviving brother hiding from police, in a boat behind a home in Watertown near Boston.
Police took him off the boat and cleared him for explosive devices, which was a big concern for everyone there because the history that had gone on marathon Monday and the night before when he was throwing bombs out of the window, said O'Hare.
O'Hare was the first paramedic to treat Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his injuries.
On that night in Watertown we treated that patient, the suspect, as we would treat any patient, said OHare.
OHare says he was relieved the suspect was still alive so he might face trial.
The people of Watertown applauded the capture.
They don't usually clap for the police department. We couldn't believe it, left slow to absorb it in, people from the whole town...nice to be the good guy once, said Dupuis.
Recognized for their roles from Boston to Beaumont.
LIT will honor the three men at the Foundations Great American Hero dinner tomorrow night.
Wednesday night, firefighters in Beaumont are treating the first responders to a Cajun dinner at the fire museum.