Boston park honors cop Dennis “DJ” Simmonds who died after shootout with Marathon bombers

A new playground in Boston’s Harambee Park has been named after Boston Police Sergeant Dennis “DJ” Simmonds, who died in 2014 after sustaining a head injury during the 2013 shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers, reports Meagan McGinnes for WBUR News.

“It’s people like Sergeant Simmonds who exemplify what it means to be a hero. He will forever be remembered as someone who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect his city, and for that we are eternally grateful. I am proud that this park will be a place where our young people can come together in memory of such an extraordinary man,” read a statement from Police Commissioner William Gross.

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