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Group to honor Boston Marathon first responders

A local group that helps families of fallen firefighters and police officers will honor the first responders of the Boston Marathon bombings, as well as those involved in the manhunt for the suspects

Watertown crowds line Mount Auburn street in Watertown to cheer first responders after the successful capture of the second suspect. Credit: Getty Images Watertown crowds line Mount Auburn street in Watertown to cheer first responders after the successful capture of the second suspect. Credit: Getty Images

A local group that helps families of fallen firefighters and police officers will honor the first responders of the Boston Marathon bombings, as well as those involved in the manhunt for the suspects, the Associated Press reports.

The Hundred Club of Mass.,Inc.will host a dinner Wednesday evening to recognize late MIT officer Sean Collier as well as MBTA officer Richard Donohue, who survived a gun fight with the bombing suspects, for bravery.

Authorities say the bombing suspects shot and killed Collier, 26. Donohue was critically injured when he was shot in the leg during a police showdown with the suspects in Watertown.

The awards are part of the organization’s annual dinner to recognize a significant contribution to public safety.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan will be the event’s emcee. Law enforcement officials and medical personnel from the Boston area are expected to attend.

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