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Watertown Police Chief to Appear at Obama's State of the Union

Edward Deveau will be the guest of Sen. Edward Markey.

Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau holds a Watertown Strong T-shirt, sold after the bombing suspects were caught in town. Money raised goes to the Watertown Police Foundation. Photo: Joshua Touster.
Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau holds a Watertown Strong T-shirt, sold after the bombing suspects were caught in town. Money raised goes to the Watertown Police Foundation. Photo: Joshua Touster.
Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau jetted down to Washington, D.C., this afternoon and will be at President Obama's State of the Union speech this evening. 

Deveau was invited to the event by Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey because of the Watertown Police's role in stopping the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects, according Markey's office.

“Chief Deveau and his men courageously defended the streets of Watertown after the attacks and in doing so defended our nation. I am so proud to have Chief Deveau here with me to honor him and the bravery of his officers and all of those heroes who selflessly defended and protected us during and after the attacks,” Sen. Markey said. 

Deveau thanked the senator for the invitation.

“It is an honor for me to represent the men and women of the Watertown Police Department as well as the entire Watertown community in Washington this evening,” said Chief Deveau. “I am so proud of the accomplishments of my department, as well as how our community responded during the events of 2013.”

The speech begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday night and will be shown on all major networks.

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