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Kevin Cullen

A badge of honor

Before Eddie Callahan joined the Marines, he told his mother because he thought she’d worry, but when he became a Malden cop, he didn’t tell her because he knew she would.

“He was already on the job when he told me,” Mimi Callahan said, sitting in the white house with black shutters near the Fellsway. “He knew I’d worry, and he was right.”

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