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Boston Marathon bombing events cost Watertown PD $250K so far

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WATERTOWN, Mass. ( – The Watertown Police Chief has asked for federal assistance to pay the $250,000 in overtime and equipment charges stemming from the events that unfolded after the Boston Marathon bombings.

On Tuesday, Watertown Chief Ed Deveau said although the final numbers are not yet complete, as of now, all of the events – the chase, the shootout, the door-to-door search, and the eventual capture – set the police department back $250,000, reports The Boston Globe.

Deveau said he is working with the federal and Mass. emergency management agencies for reimbursement.

According to the newspaper, in order to offset some of the costs and provide police training and outreach programs, Deveau said the Watertown Police Foundation was created, which takes contributions, as well as profits from "Watertown Strong" shirts.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was died following a shootout with police in Watertown. His younger brother Dzhokhar was found hours later hiding inside a boat in the backyard of a Franklin Street home.

Dzhokhar is facing federal charges that include using a weapon of mass destruction and destruction of property resulting in death for his role in the bombings that killed three and injured hundreds more near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

For more information: The Boston Globe

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