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Worcester Police Spent $47,000 In Funeral Home Security For Tsarnaev Body

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The Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Home in Worcester.

The Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Home in Worcester.

WORCESTER (CBS) – Worcester police say it cost them more than $47,000 to provide security at the funeral home that took in the body of Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev last week.

Officers and supervisors provided 24-hour coverage at the Graham, Putnam, and Mahoney Funeral Parlor from May 3 to May 9, when Tsarnaev’s body was moved to Virginia for burial.

The $47,171.48 bill for 6 days of security comes to an average of $7,861.91 a day.

“The department will examine all opportunities for reimbursement from the state and federal government. We do not believe that these costs are a local responsibility,” police said in a statement Monday.

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