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Boston Police Officers Remove Mourning Bands To Mark One Month Since Bombings

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Officer Neva Coakley removes black mourning band. (Photo from Boston Police)

Officer Neva Coakley removes black mourning band. (Photo from Boston Police)

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BOSTON (CBS) – To mark the one month anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Boston police officers were ordered to remove the black mourning bands from their badges.

The order was for the removal of the bands at exactly 2:50 p.m. At that point, officers also observed a moment of silence and the department’s flags were returned to full staff.

There did appear to be some confusion over the removal of the band, with some officers saying they hadn’t been informed of the order.

Flags raised to full staff. (Photo from Boston Police)

Flags raised to full staff. (Photo from Boston Police)

Officers have worn the morning bands over their badges to honor the three victims killed and more than 200 who were injured in the explosions that occurred at 2:50 p.m. on April 15 near the marathon finish line.

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