Veteran Boston Officer Decorated for Marathon Bomber Shootout Dies on Duty

Dennis O. Simmonds, 28, was a highly decorated officer, with Boston Police for six years. Simmonds earned the department's highest honor of the Schroeder Brothers Memorial Medal for his bravery during the Watertown shoot-out after last year's marathon bombing..

Boston Police announced the death of an officer on duty after he suffered a medical emergency at the Boston Police Academy Thursday.

Dennis O. Simmonds, 28, was a highly decorated officer, with Boston Police for six years. Simmonds earned the department's highest honor of the Schroeder Brothers Memorial Medal for his bravery during the Watertown shoot-out after last year's marathon.

He was rushed to the hospital Thursday afternoon from the Boston Police Academy, Fox 25 reports.

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