Team of the Year
The Red Sox won the World Series. But the Team of the Year in Boston is made up of all the local and state first responders, “regular citizens” and medical personnel who kicked into gear after the Boston Marathon bombings. People leapt to the aid of the injured with no concern for their own safety. Doctors kept running until they reached the closest hospital to help. Law enforcement agencies from throughout the area teamed up during the manhunt.
And MIT police officer Sean Collier gave his life in the line of duty when he was confronted by the Brothers Grim. The iconic photo of the Boston Police officers Javier Pagan and Rachel McGuire and detective Kevin McGill reacting to the explosions in Copley Square by Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki became the signature image of that horrible day.