The bombings in Boston and the explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas, again showed Americans the bravery and dedication of law enforcement and other first responders. Boston police and medical personnel rushed to the bomb site to aid victims. Then local and federal law enforcement worked nonstop to identify and apprehend those responsible. In Texas, firefighters and other emergency responders gave their lives trying to prevent the explosion. Other acts of heroism occur every day in this country but often go unnoticed.
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