Sat Apr 20th, 2013 at 03:08:48 PM EST
The cover of Sport's Illustrated has this:
image on the front cover.
I got interested and dug a little deeper.
The woman on the left with her gun drawn is Rachael Olanoff. Officer Olanoff graduated from Rutland High, Rutland Vermont, in 2000 and went on to play lacrosse at Boston University, where she graduated with a degree in psychology and sociology. In 2008 she graduated from the Boston Police Academy. She was able to graduate and become a street officer because, in her own words, of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
...the primary objective for ARRA was to save and create jobs almost immediately. Secondary objectives were to provide temporary relief programs for those most impacted by the recession and invest in infrastructure, education, health, and 'green' energy.
The ARRA was opposed by Republicans. In the words of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, "I wasn't sent to Washington to raise anybody's taxes to pay for more wasteful spending."
Without that "wasteful spending" Officer Olanoff wouldn't be in the picture.
Can't find out anything about the officer in the middle. Apparently his name has not been released.
The officer on the right is Javier Pagan. Officer Pagan is is a long-time member of the Gay Officer's Action League (GOAL) and is the Boston Police liaison to the Boston Gay Community. In 2005 the Greater Boston Business Council (GBBC), Boston's LGBT chamber of commerce, gave him an Award for Excellence for outstanding service. His husband is a retired sergeant from the New York Police Department who served on 9/11 and helped rescue people from the rubble after the Twin Towers collapsed.
The runner on the ground is Bill Iffrig.
Bill Iffrig, the 78-year-old Lake Stevens man caught sprawled on the ground in the Boston Marathon bombing photo, has returned home. The picture went around the world, but he never saw it until Friday morning. Now it's back to mowing the lawn.