Boston officer who died in academy medical emergency was slated to receive bravery medal from President Obama

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Dennis O. Simmonds, 28, was a hard-charging police officer who loved his job, though it often put him in danger: running down alleyways after gang members, and into the Watertown gun battle with the alleged Boston Marathon bombers where he was wounded in an explosion.

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