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Taking Down Tsarnaev

The operation to locate and capture the Boston Marathon Bombing suspect involved federal, state, and local agencies. But it was a small, regional SWAT team that had the honor of slapping on the cuffs.

April 03, 2014  |  by Rick Rizzo

Last April 19, Revere, Mass., Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli was leading the North Metro SWAT team as it participated in a massive manhunt. One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was dead; the other was at large and last seen in the Boston suburb of Watertown. Units from federal, state, and local agencies—including North Metro SWAT—were literally going street to street and even building to building searching for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The night before, Tsarnaev's older brother Tamerlan had been killed in a gunfight with police. The brothers were not only wanted for the Boston Marathon bombing earlier that week, which had killed 3 and wounded 264, but also for the murder of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier and the shooting of MBTA Officer Richard H. Donahue Jr.

All day that Friday the suburbs of Boston as well as the city itself had been on lockdown. The streets were deserted and the public was calling in numerous sightings of the fugitive terror suspect. Authorities reported that Tsarnaev was desperate, possibly wounded, and likely armed with both firearms and explosives. The public and law enforcement wanted him off the streets.

As part of the task force assigned to find and capture the younger Tsarnaev, North Metro SWAT had been assigned to search an area of Watertown. The day had yielded nothing but false leads. Law enforcement teams had been searching hundreds of homes and buildings for the past 14 hours and coming up empty.

As night fell, North Metro SWAT was searching a large apartment complex with one of the Boston Police SWAT teams. And once again, nothing.

Frustration was mounting. But then a Boston SWAT team commander alerted them that shots were fired on Franklin Street, and the suspect was close to their current position. North Metro was invited to come along, so both teams mounted up for Franklin Street.

Seconds Apart

Four days earlier on April 15, the Boston area was celebrating. Thousands of runners were taking part in the 117th Boston Marathon. And hundreds of thousands were cheering them on from the sidewalks and watching on TV. Then…

Horror. Two explosions, seconds apart. Three spectators were dead and 264 more people watching or running in the race were injured.

The Emergency System and Command Center went into effect, the BAPERN (Boston Area Police Radio Emergency Network) sent out a radio call to all surrounding cities for help. The bomber (or bombers) was at large, which meant he, she, they could strike again. There was no higher priority for Boston area law enforcement than making sure that didn't happen again.

Revere police officers on duty that day heard the Boston PD's call for help and immediately called SWAT team commander Lt. Carl Ruggiero to inform him of the situation. Ruggiero told them to keep him informed and he would call the chief and ask him to activate the regional North Metro SWAT Team, which includes members from the small cities of Revere, Everett, and Malden. Ruggiero made that call, and Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli told him to get the team ready and meet at the station.

North Metro SWAT deployed to Boston and was assigned to secure the Boston City Hall, Faneuil Hall, and the Federal Buildings. They weren't alone. Teams had come from as far away as Connecticut. 

Shelter in Place

Three days later the suspects had been identified and most of the teams from outside of the Boston metro area had gone home. But on the night of April 19, 2013, again a request for assistance went out over the BAPERN system. The search for the two suspects had led the Boston, Cambridge, Watertown, MIT, Boston University, Harvard, Massachusetts State Police, and the MBTA Police to Watertown.

Events had unfolded quickly. The suspects had reportedly ambushed and killed MIT Officer Sean Collier, carjacked an SUV taking the driver hostage, and then released him. The night had ended in a furious battle between the suspects and police from multiple agencies. MBTA Officer Richard Donohue was critically wounded in the shootout. One suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was now dead. The other, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was armed, dangerous, and on the run.

Police say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fled the gunfight in the carjacked SUV in such a panic that he ran over his own brother. He also reportedly covered his retreat by tossing IEDs (improvised explosive devices) at the police. And there was suspicion that he may have been wearing a suicide vest. The younger of the two bombing suspects clearly presented extreme peril to the public.

Finding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev soon became such a law enforcement priority that the public was told to "shelter in place" and tactical units were withdrawn from the city and deployed to Watertown. North Metro SWAT joined the search.

Going In

While the tactical units had spent April 19 fruitlessly searching for the suspect, their quarry had spent the day in a very unlikely refuge.

But eventually just about any hiding place can be discovered.

That evening the owner of the small white house at 67 Franklin Street, Watertown, had noticed something odd about the boat he had covered and stored in his backyard. The cover was loose. So he got his ladder, and went up the side of the boat. There was blood. And what he thought was a body.

He jumped down from the ladder and called the police. 

Minutes later police were on the scene, and they were engaging Tsarnaev in a gunfight. More than 40 shots were fired.

When the North Metro and Boston SWAT teams arrived on the scene it was already surrounded by uniformed police officers. They immediately deployed.

Chief Cafarelli went down the small driveway, gripping his M4. His team, which consisted of his brother and cousin (who are both Revere officers), an Everett officer, an MBTA officer, and Malden officers, took the left side of the house. It had a direct view of the boat. 

Cafarelli took a position beside the house with a good visual on the boat. Other members of his team had taken position inside the house overlooking the yard and the boat. Boston SWAT was positioned on the opposite side of the house.

North Metro's SWAT sniper, Chief Cafarelli's brother John, had taken position across the driveway on a Boston PD Lenco Bear. Using the armored car's turret for cover, he trained his Savage bolt-action .308 caliber rifle on the boat.

The tactical teams surrounding the house waited for instructions from an FBI hostage negotiator, but the suspect in the boat wasn't in the mood for conversation. Nor did he seem to want to surrender. He was moving around and was trying to light what was thought to be a can of gasoline. 

North Metro SWAT watched as the assault began. Flash-bangs, OC gas canisters, and stun grenades hit the boat. The movement in the boat appeared to cease.

Chief Cafarelli concentrated on the boat. Just about all of the officers on the scene were certain that they had Tsarnaev pinned down. But still there were creeping doubts.

"I was hoping this was not another false alarm; we needed to find this guy," Cafarelli says.

Confirmation of Tsarnaev's presence was needed. So the Boston Police used an armored car with a ram attached to it to open the shrink wrap over the cockpit of the boat where the suspect was hiding. They were able to open some of the shrink wrap that was concealing the suspect.

It was almost over.

Get Him

The team held their position covering the suspect. Finally, the FBI negotiator told a sergeant from Malden SWAT that the time for talking was over. It was time to move in and take down Tsarnaev. The sergeant relayed the message to the chief.

Cafarelli and his team advanced. As they did, the suspect stood up. "He looked like he was in shock, and he was disheveled," the chief says. 

The team proceeded down the driveway and into the backyard in the open, yelling to the subject to show his hands. "I did not know if he had a suicide vest on, more explosives or weapons. We just had no idea, but if he did, we would all be dead," the chief says. 

Several officers from North Metro moved slowly toward the boat. All their eyes were trained on Tsarnaev. He was standing up, lit by spotlights and flashlights. 

"Several of us pulled him down," Cafarelli says. "I grabbed his leg, pulled him off the boat, and brought him to the ground. He landed on his back." 

Cafarelli and his team swarmed the suspect. They opened his shirt looking for a suicide vest or IEDs; no devices were found. The suspect was then cuffed by the North Metro SWAT officers and an MBTA officer. Tactical EMTs and medics from the ATF and FBI rushed in to treat the suspect's wounds.

Cafarelli climbed into the boat to search for additional suspects or explosive devices. It was clear.

The scene cleared, the tactical units climbed back into their armored vehicles, as the streets filled with people yelling and cheering for them.

It was over, the terror was stopped, and a small regional SWAT team that had been organized just a decade before had played a key role in the capture of the most wanted man in America. 

North Metro SWAT had made the capture of a lifetime. "We were fortunate to find ourselves in the right place and in the right time, and we did what any other team would have done," Cafarelli says. "It was truly an honor to be a part of such an operation and to help bring it to a safe and successful conclusion." 

Rick Rizzo is a native of Revere, Mass., who served as a police officer in the Boston area for 25 years. He is now a TV producer living on the West Coast.

Comments (49)

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InTheKnow @ 4/5/2014 8:54 AM

Chief Cafarelli, I think you're confused as to what happened over on Franklin St in the Town of Watertown on the night of April 19,2013. Let's set the facts straight shall we?

FACT: North Metro swat was at the rear of the stack, assisting TRANSIT SWAT.
FACT: It was a Transit Swat officer who pulled speedboat off the boat.
FACT: It was TRANSIT handcuffs that were placed on Speedboat, by a TRANSIT Officer.
FACT: YOU jumped into the boat looking for nothing more than a photo op.

How about a little integrity here chief?

Anderson @ 4/5/2014 9:23 AM

Well missed all the facts did ya "In the Know", have you seen the photos of the second this dope was taken off the boat, aaaahhhh no guess not. No sign if the almighty Transit SWAT ( now that's an oxymoron). See just ONE MBTA choo choo bus cops, just one in that back yard. Wow when you get your facts together let us know.
As for a good cop like the Rever Chief doing his job and you called clearing the BOAT a photo op just proves your a dope! I'm not a Revere cop, I'm just someone who knows the real deal. You ( must be a fake MBTA Cop) and putting down heros like the guys on this North Metro Team shows your just a child.
Grow up! How sad your life must be to post such an incorrect bunch of lies like you did. Thank You all on the North Metro Police SWAT TEAM, LETS SEE THE JELLIOUS COMMENTS TO FOLLOW.

InTheKnow @ 4/5/2014 10:25 AM

And which pictures are you talking about? Every pic posted clearly shows North Metro in the rear. Now, I'm not, nor have I ever put down the Revere guys, or the North Metro guys. They're all great officers. I did however, call out an integrity violator who's pounding his chest, telling sea stories, and going, "Hey, Hey. look at me!"

So obviously, You don't know the "Real Deal" .

ANDERSON @ 4/5/2014 10:57 AM

Well “In the know”, if you did know (it’s obvious you don’t have a clue) but that’s ok. ALL the officers in that yard or in New England who were on duty that day are hero’s... As for you’re putting down a police chief, and questioned his integrity, it’s your integrity that is in question. But jealous is your middle name and you are just that... A real cop, one who is proud to wear the uniform everyday would never post a lie like you have. But then again, you lie and that proves you have no honor, integrity or pride, you are no real cop... This is a personal attack on this honorable chief of police and it seams that you just don’t like the truth.... You can look up the photos on line, its shows ONE MBTA cop in that yead, ( the rest were North Metro SWAT) and I applaud and thank him for his service. no one cares about your lies or your obvious jealousy of real cops who have a very hard job... NUFF SAID!

Karl @ 4/5/2014 11:13 AM

Great article Rick! Anderson I agree with you that “in the know” has some issues. I have friends on the Boston Team and it was just like it states above. That is how it happened, and it’s sad that someone would trash the good name of Chief Cafarelli of the Revere Police. We all agree that was a hard and dangerous situation all officers walked into that night, and to throw stones and call names is just childish “in the know”.
In the Know, as Anderson said, grow up and stop acting like a child. If you are a cop, ( I doubt it) you would never trash another officer no matter what on a night that these brave officers did in fact capture the Boston Bomber is nothing to throw any stones at or call anyone names. Your a sad person In the Know!

Aj @ 4/5/2014 3:58 PM

Didn't notice the end really. Was to busy vomiting at the door to door suspension of the constitution over one frightened, barely armed suspect. And what's the pissing match between SWAT teams all about? Let's settle this now. The average encounter is what? 20 heavily armend men with automatic weapons, sniper rifles and tanks against one barricaded subject. That doesn't sound "elite" to me...

Pisincontest @ 4/5/2014 9:59 PM

From someone that was looking down from the window...three MBTA guys(OD green and black)......the rest were all North Metro and Malden SWAT.....absolute fact. Also, North Metro and Malden were there since right after shots were fired at that boat. MBTA SWAT had left Watertown and were downtown when he was located in the boat. They didn't show up till the very end and jumped in with the main group of North Metro and Malden. Everyone wanted them in the group cause it was their man who was hit.

No knock on MBTA SWAT guys, all good guys, IN THE KNOW AHOLE sounds like a regular patrolman/big mouth ahole.

And to the the asphat who talks about our reaction to a simple barricade......guess what douchetard....while you sat on your couch thinking your were the all mighty swat yoda....we ALL were there that night being told there were possible 4 of them and they were armed with AKs and had suicide vests. We responded to that do me a favor, eat your doritos and f*ck off.

Joe @ 4/5/2014 10:43 PM

Its funny how MBTA SWAT showed up on CNN the next week with their ENTIRE Team and then after calls when out to the department and team throwing up the bullshit flag, there was only four guys being interviewed a week later.

Jon Huggins @ 4/7/2014 6:37 AM

I would still like to understand more about how searches were conducted door to door without warrant and without the owners consent in numerous cases. There are many stories about innocent residents being taken out of their homes at gunpoint absent warrant

Ordinary Joe @ 4/7/2014 8:28 AM

Unconstitutional searches = Pride in serving. Have any of you read the article in March issue of American Cop entitled "Of Citizens and Civilians?" Anyone care to explain to me why Boston treated its streets like Fallujah? And some cops wonder why people are responding to them in a negative way. You reap what you sow.

Ordinary Joe @ 4/7/2014 8:28 AM

Unconstitutional searches = Pride in serving. Have any of you read the article in March issue of American Cop entitled "Of Citizens and Civilians?" Anyone care to explain to me why Boston treated its streets like Fallujah? And some cops wonder why people are responding to them in a negative way. You reap what you sow.

TreeHugger @ 4/7/2014 9:26 AM

Aj, Jon Huggins and Ordinary Joe, It's called exigency you morons.

Ordinary Joe @ 4/7/2014 10:30 AM

@TreeHuggher. Definition of exigency:

1.urgent need: something that a situation demands or makes urgently necessary and that puts pressure on the people involved
2.something needing immediate action: a difficult situation requiring urgent action

Now tell me o wise one, where does it say anything about overiding the protections of the Bill of Rights, specifically the 4th Amendment?

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Now you may think me a moron, that is your prerogative (individual right or privilege). I, inturn, can use any number of perjoratives to describe one that speaks without knowledge. But since you are so good at name calling, why don't you think of something for yourself.

TreeHugger @ 4/7/2014 11:37 AM

Ordinary Jhoe,
You're right. Nothing urgent about a guy with a gun and explosives. My bad.

TreeHugger @ 4/7/2014 11:38 AM

Ordinary Jhoe,
You're right. Nothing urgent about a guy with a gun and explosives. My bad.

jnc36rcpd @ 4/7/2014 2:02 PM

While he might be biased, I attended a debrief by a BPD deputy superintendent. The issue of searching houses was raised. His response was that the residents understood the threat and were happy to consent. Given the cheering the police received, I'm inclined to believe that the residents supported law enforcement. I've also never read or heard about someone actually complaining about the searches. I would have expected someone who objected to a search being all over the Internet.

Ordinary Joe @ 4/8/2014 6:05 AM

@jnc36rcpd. It was all over the net. Maybe not in the "police" circle because those involved were patting themselves on the back. Here is a link from a March 2014 article in the Boston Globe. I do not want to spend time in getting them all, but if you read the article, you will get my drift.

In addition, the article from Police One mag above is also pertinent to this discussion. I think younger officers are clueless about their authority. Until they start learning on their own, things are only going to get worse. The violence against officers did not happen in a vacuum. Abuse of power and office may not be the norm, but what is reported gets tremendous coverage. This will become a dangerous spiral the results of which are not pleasant. Stay Safe All.

Ralph Hornsby @ 4/8/2014 8:45 AM

Wow. You removed two comments. What's up with that?

Dean Scoville @ 4/8/2014 9:20 AM

Damn straight we removed some comments, and you could look forward to seeing more purged, too. In case you haven't noticed, this is a law enforcement publication. True, we allow non-law enforcement officers access to its portals and the ability to read our archives; on occasion, we are so magnanimous as to allow visitors to offer their opinions and commentary herein, as well. But when people come in and make asinine and/or inflammatory statements then we have the privilege to delete them (True, you have your first amendment right and every right to say what you want. Just don't expect us to be a showcase for your every ill-considered rant). We're not in the business of having our profession brow-beaten any more than necessary. Don't like it? Leave.

Leonard Mather @ 4/8/2014 7:55 PM

There is no hierarchy in Islam. Muslims are trained by their Imams to not find fault with the interpretations of the Koran by other Muslims. If a Muslim decides to "take offense" by actions of the "Mushrikun" (non-believers, and that is usually Christians and Jews) they can take personal action. If they die in such actions against Islam, Muhammad, they become a "Shaheen" (martyr) and go directly to paradise. Most do NOT know this. Tsarnaev, according to this belief is now in Paradise. Dzhokhar blew it. For those interested Google Steve Emerson. Google the book Islam: Muhammad and the Koran A Documented Analysis by Dr. Labib Mikhail. Better yet attend Fose TREXPO East on May 13-14.

Y @ 4/9/2014 1:46 AM

As a Boston area LEO on duty during the events I can tell you the events went down as told in the article. As for the whining going on in the comments, if you don`t agree with the LE response to the incidents why are you surfing a LE web page and reading about it?

Patriot @ 4/9/2014 6:21 PM

What really caught this punk in the guy who noticed something amiss with his boat ..not 5 millions GI JOES dying for next RED DAWN to occur?
You want real action? you GESTAPO get your top DEPT heads to contact FEDs and go to hot spots like CREMIA or SYRIA in uniform with all you want to take anything ....or parts of AFRICA...small battalions all your EMERGENCY response trucks can be C5-A Galaxy in as well as even your squad cars everything LENCOs you name it...[police] areas that are desperate for help not good law abiding citizens like Boston? What you fear those areas come on they need you there take the REAL CHALLENGE huh >? LOL!

Fox Trot Delta @ 4/11/2014 2:55 PM

Police Mag is devoid of any coverage of the Bundy Ranch in Clark County NV. The Ruling Class is trying to steal public land, for their cronies and take them from commoners, aka Serfs of the USA. The Land will be used for Multi-National Corps, for Fracking, or Commercial Farms. There will be no Private Property for anyone! Just a Lord and a servant. This is just the beginning, what's next is ranches in TX, NM ,and AZ, etc.
Then Patriots will be blamed for "Domestic Terror" for defending their rights under the US Constitution. Please LEOs don't let the Federal Gov. turn you into Nazis "taking orders". Don't kill innocent people for the sake of Big Brother!

Please disobey orders, and LIE to the Unjust Puppets in Gov. serving their NWO puppet masters!

John @ 4/17/2014 7:41 PM

I'll make this short and sweet. I am assigned to a regional team that was there during those moments and that's NOT what happened. Chief Caferrili was advised to stand down by the FBI and ATF. They ignored those commands and put all of us at risk. This Barny Fife SWAT team is a joke

Karl @ 4/17/2014 8:13 PM

That's funny John, why was the Malden Sgt told to go in by the FBI HRT AGENT, the Malden Sgt then went to the Chief. The HRT AGENT went to him asking the team to go in and get him. Because the Malden members have rank on they hard no idea the team commander and police chief was there.
Your a lier, ( probably a tran cop) and as usual the lie once again begins. So keep trying to play, your a child with nothing better to do, oh and if you listen to the tape of the actual moment to moment radio talk ( it's up on You Tube) it actually has the Boston commander saying the team on ourside was told to go in and by the FBI HRT agent. So once again the lies just keep coming.........
Guess you just can't argue with FACT, AND FACT THAT IS NOW ONLINE FOR ALL TO LISTEN TO. Hay goof ball, get a life!

scott @ 4/20/2014 3:02 PM

wow in Reference to andersons comment mbta transit not real cops. lol your funny. sir who is the jealous one who is the real cop. what is a real cop according to u mr anderson. your reality is somewhat blurred i do believe. we were all there teams from all around the commonwealth metro north nemlec state boston yes transit was also there . we searched WE all searched . Take credit for what you did not what you think you did. once youve lost your integrity you cant get it back. whos cuffs were on zokar . whos uniform had blood on it. with all respect due to all parties involved. enough is enough.

FAT OLD COP @ 4/20/2014 4:40 PM

How dare you guys slander the good name of Chief Caferelli!
Not only did the Chief singlehandedly win the War on Terrorism but he also invented the Internet and the ShamWow!
Looking forward to reading his upcoming book, "CAFERELLI STRONG", unfortunately gentlemen you'll have to look for it in the FICTION section of Barnes & Noble right next to stories written about Yetis and Unicorns.
What is next Caferelli, you stolen valor motherf*cker haha...
Joe has always had a vivid imagination as long as I've known him even when we was a cocky green behind the ears patrolman.
The sad part is I actually think Joe, despite being a little rough around the edges at times, not only turned out to be a good cop but a damn good Chief too however HE did not pull Dzhokhar off that damn boat and NORTH METRO SWAT definitely participated in the search for Dzhokhar and deserve all the credit they get but definitely did not handcuff him.
You guys did your part so I wish you could just tell it how it is...that should be enough, you are all HEROES!
This was and always will be a great moment in policing and the work done in Watertown was done by a conglomerate force but please do not rob Officer Campbell (who grabbed Dzhokhar off that boat) and Officer Thompson (who handcuffed him) their place in history.  Also I can't understand why Detective Powell, SGT Corelli, and SGT Knox keep getting left out of the assault on the boat....but that whole argument I'll save for another day.
Hey don't let the truth get in the way of a good story, right? but anyways let's chalk this one up as a win for the good guys and put the focus back where it belongs...on the fallen.
Stay safe out there guys and Happy Easter!
Just a Fat Old Cop with a Front Row Seat on Franklin Street

Sad Cops @ 4/22/2014 11:53 PM

What is wrong with you people, really Fat Old Cop what kind of cop are you anyway. If you were had this "front row seat" who do you work for? Why do you cops love to throw stones but no one has the balls to give their real name or PD they work for, gee real heroes you Fat Old Cops Are. Grow some balls and say who you are, say I work for XYZ PD and if ya got the balls to put down this chief, then grow a set and use your real name, oh wait that's right your all scared and cowards. I was not on that street nor was I one of you super heros that love to put someone down and use a fake name. Yea real heroes you cowards are. if ya got the balls to say these things then be a man not a coward and hide behind a fake name and say, I got a front row seat on Franklin street, Ya got any guts then say who you are, if not ya just another coward. Good for you Chief and your SWAT TEAM, good for the two MBTA cops that were there and good for all cops that night. Now cowards re post with real names!

Sad Cops @ 4/23/2014 10:49 AM

Sorry I am an idiot. I just realized I am also using an alias and did not state my XYZ PD either. Listen I will make this short and sweet the Chief may have embellished a little but on the story but he is a good guy so leave him alone.

Joe C @ 4/23/2014 10:56 AM

Ok u caught me. Are u happy now? I may have misremembered or exaggerated some things but I WAS STILL THERE!
Thanks to everyone who has my back and sorry to anyone I may have offended with the liberties I took in this interview.

FAT OLD COP @ 4/23/2014 11:44 AM

Ok, ok I'll give you my name it's jack ass, yea I am one and I'm scared to death to give my real name because I am a coward. I was never at the scene I'm just a jealous T Cop and because we are not real cops I hate real cops. I'm just a dumb fake cop riding trains all the time, I hate it. So I had to try to make things up to harm the good name of a real police chief and it back fired on me. Ok ya got me to tell he truth, you happy now.
Wow, now I'm going to cry on a train, hope no one see what a coward I am.

FAT OLD COP @ 4/23/2014 12:54 PM

I hope u can grasp my sarcasm. All you have in this world is your integrity and this article shows the exact date and time the chief lost his. Nice work clown!

FAT OLD COP @ 4/23/2014 2:22 PM

Gee I guess my feeling are hurt. Daaaaaa... I don't have any integrity and it was proven again above.
Your a sad person.... Very sad and fat.

Anderson @ 4/23/2014 3:06 PM

I can't believe this whole thing is a lie. I am devastated....
Sorry about my prior comments I was misinformed.
Stay alert stay alive

Karl @ 4/23/2014 3:10 PM

Yeah apparently there was some confusion but I am proud of everyone involved and proud of be a member of the law enforcement community. Sorry InTheKnow nothing personal I guess you were right.

Anderson @ 4/23/2014 3:55 PM

Ok I'm the real Anderson and the fake note above is just that a Fake. How sad you all are. In the Know is still in the Lie! I was not the person who posted that lie above and the In the Know is still a lier. Nothing personal but I guess the sad excuses for a cop just is playing games with this board. How can you guys look in the mirror when your so dumb.
So, it was not me, Chief your still right and the facts are the facts, this story is true!. These dopes are all that dopes. Good for you guys with North Metro SWAT, you all have integrity unlike the lies above. Bless you all.

Anderson @ 4/23/2014 4:32 PM

Just kidding! The story above is still a lie and nothing short of yellow journalism. This is a sad day for America!

Anderson @ 4/23/2014 4:35 PM

But I still love the Chief! He is a liar but I still think he is damn handsome! He can jump in my boat anytime. He might not of really caught #2 but he will always be #1 in my book XOXO

In the Know @ 4/23/2014 4:36 PM

Oh geee yea I lied and I lie all the time. I am sad and I do lie.... The story is true and that is what did in fact happen. Sorry I lie a lot.

Karl @ 4/23/2014 4:38 PM

In the Know, you did lie and the fact is all the crap above is all lies. The story is true and ok In The Know is In the LIE.

Karl @ 4/23/2014 4:42 PM

Just kidding In the Know I am just a drunken fool that hates my exwife. The truth is we are all just backing the Chiefs lies to score brownie points.

Karl's In the Know Fat Ol @ 4/23/2014 9:03 PM

Yea, I'm all of these creeps in one. I have no idea what I'm doing I just try to make good cops look bad because I have no life. I dislike real cops, good cops that do a great job like the great SWAT TEAM in this story are real great cops and they did do all that is in this story. But, ahhhhh I am a creep and hate life so I just lie and make things up. I can't help it, I'm all of these three creeps I made up. I'm so sorry that I am this bad person and I lie all the time. So for Karl, In the Know and as I really am a FAT OLD COP, I should have also said Dumb Fat Old Lier Cop, but I am coming clean now.
I need some psychological help and now you all know it. I lie and make things up, I'm sorry I lied so much and in truth this is the real story.

Anderson @ 4/23/2014 10:58 PM

Well at least u came clean Karl. We forgive the Chief for his lies and hope u get the help u need.

Anderson @ 4/23/2014 10:59 PM

Everyone at RPD are pulling for you!

Anderson @ 4/24/2014 12:30 PM

Karl or what ever your name is. The entire T police are with ya buddy and that's for trying to help us look good after we got caught in a Huge lie on CNN news last year. We were really dumb to try and pull a lie off like that , hay after all were train cops and can't do real police work anyway.
Thanks Karl, Fat Old Cop, and In the know or who ever you are he T cops can't keep up the lies we are trying to spread so thank you anyway.

Karl @ 4/24/2014 12:35 PM

Thank You Anderson, I know I was only trying to help the T Police and keep that lie they keep telling alive. I know they will wake up one day and see how that lie will always be just hat a lie.
With the T cops the very best, they may need some help also, liars never win. Let all the T police know I appreciate all the hard work making sure people don't spit gum out on the tracks. It's a hard job, but they are the best at it.
Keep up the good lies, oh I mean work.

RANGER @ 4/25/2014 1:39 PM

T cop here some of this is funny and some very sad . but why the disrespect are we not all police officers dont we all go to the same academy. we all work in the same communities together . went to the academy with cops from all over the state. it is what it is THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE NO WHAT HAPPENED. no disrespect hope to see all the swat guys at urban shield. work smart stay safe ..

scott @ 4/26/2014 6:39 PM

thanks for the kind words karl and Anderson. . good luck in whatever it is you have chosen to do with your life . if you ever want to discuss this event or lies or the whole gum on the tracks feel free to email me direct at [email protected] .

David W Buie Jr @ 9/17/2014 6:36 PM

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