Officer who led capture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect to speak in Atlantic City

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The police captain who presided over the capture of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is the guest speaker for the 29th annual Memorial Service and Brunch of the 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May counties./Submitted The police captain who presided over the capture of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is the guest speaker for the 29th annual Memorial Service and Brunch of the 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May counties./Submitted The police captain who presided over the capture of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is the guest speaker for the 29th annual Memorial Service and Brunch of the 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May counties.

The 200 Club memorial brunch is noon, Sunday, March 16 in the Borgata Hotel Casino Event Center. A 10:30 a.m. Catholic Mass at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church on Pacific Avenue in Atlantic City precedes the brunch.

Capt. Raymond Dupuis, commander of field operations for the Watertown, Mass. Police Department, spearheaded manhunt operations during a two-day quest for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The Boston Marathon bombing happened April 15, 2013 near the finish line of the race as competitors ran past grandstands full of cheering spectators.

The hunt for Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, turned toward Watertown on April 18-19 after authorities had indentified the pair as Boston Marathon bombing suspects and they were spotted in the city of 33,000 residents.

The pair engaged police in a shootout on April 18. Police shot Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, during the gunfight. He died when his brother drove over him to escape from police.

Thousands of police officers flooded Watertown while police searched a 20-block area of the city.

Eventually, Tsarnaev was found hiding in a boat located on a trailer parked in the back yard of a neighborhood home.

United States Attorney General Eric Holder has vowed to seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev.

Capt. Dupuis will talk about the event’s impact on his police force.

The 200 Club was founded to support police, fire, and emergency services personnel along with their survivors when they experience a line-of-duty death.

The 200 Club held its inaugural memorial service and brunch in February 1986 to honor local victims of line-of-duty deaths and to raise money to support and assist their survivors.

Also, the 200 Club will award $37,500 in higher education scholarships to the children of active-duty, retired, disabled or deceased police, fire or rescue personnel who work in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

The application for scholarships can be found at www.capeatlantic200club.org. The application deadline is March 1.

Brunch tickets must be purchased in advance by March 3. Tickets are $35 and are available by calling 609-645-3800 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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