11 RI State troopers set to run in the Boston Marathon - ABC6 - Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather

11 RI State troopers set to run in the Boston Marathon

Posted: Updated:

By News Staff

News@abc6.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ABC6

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABC6News?ref=hl

11 Rhode Island state troopers will be running in this year's marathon.

One of the troopers running is Roupen Bastajian who had just completed the marathon last year and was waiting to get help in a medical tent when the bombs went off.

After realizing what was going on the former Marine ran straight into the thick of things and starting helping as many injured people as he could.

For his actions Bastajian was awarded the service ribbon from the Rhode Island state police which is their highest honor.

©WLNE-TV / ABC6

Powered by WorldNow

10 Orms Street Providence, R.I. 02904
401-453-8000

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WLNE.
All Rights Reserved.

For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.