Ed Davis stood before the TV cameras in Watertown Friday night and struck the perfect tone as he talked about the end of the most intense week in Boston history.
The Boston police commissioner radiated pride in his department and in Boston as he discussed the arrest of the second Marathon bomber.
“Four days ago, my city was ruthlessly attacked. There’s no explaining the savagery involved here; there’s no explanation for it. I’ve spent the last several days looking at hundreds of hours of videotape. I got to see how brutal an attack . . . over and over again.
“But most importantly, I got to see what the Boston police officers who responded to that scene, along with the medical personnel, and the other first responders, did to put people back together. Tourniquets, stemming the bleeding with their hands, putting a man who was on fire out with their hands. These are the kind of things that came out of this savagery. It makes me proud to be a Boston police officer. It makes me proud to be a part of this team.”
He sounded like a leader. He sounded like a fount of stability. He sounded, in fact, like just the person to be Boston’s next mayor.
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