Dinner To Honor Boston Marathon First Responders

BOSTON (AP) — An organization that helps families of fallen firefighters and police officers will honor people who saved lives after the Boston Marathon bombings, as well as those involved in the manhunt for the suspects.

The dinner hosted Wednesday by The Hundred Club of Mass., Inc. also will recognize late MIT Officer Sean Collier and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue for bravery.

Authorities say the bombing suspects shot and killed Collier. Donohue was critically injured during a police showdown with the suspects in Watertown.

The awards are part of the organization’s annual dinner to recognize a significant contribution to public safety.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan will be the event’s emcee. Law enforcement officials and medical personal from the Boston area are expected to attend.

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