On Monday January 17, 2011, The Boston Celtics recognized Boston Police Officers Debra Blandin and Carolyn Kennedy from District A-7 (East Boston).
The Boston Celtics organization chose to honor Officers Blandin and Kennedy after learning of their efforts to brighten the holiday of a local East Boston family. As was described during the Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic at TD Garden, police officers Debra Blandin and Carolyn Kennedy were called to a home in East Boston for a domestic incident on a December morning. The two 15-year veterans efficiently mediated the dispute but noticed something was amiss.
Looking at the surroundings, both officers observed that there were no Christmas decorations or gifts in the house. The family has a two-year old daughter and celebrates Christmas but unfortunately was not able to afford holiday decorations. Touched by the scene, Officers Blandin and Kennedy immediately went out to purchase decorations and gifts so that the little girl would wake up to a very merry Christmas!
For going beyond the line of duty in serving our community, the Boston Celtics honored Debra Blandin and Carolyn Kennedy as the evening’s ‘Hero Among Us!’