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Night duty for trooper who released Tsarnaev capture photos

When residents heard that the State Police sergeant who released dramatic photographs of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been transferred to the Athol barracks to work the midnight shift, they immediately wanted to welcome him to town.

Not as a show of sympathy — Athol is a fine town, after all — just to make Sergeant Sean Murphy feel at home and let him know they understand why he did what he did.

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