BOSTON – A tactical photographer with the Massachusetts State Police is reportedly furious with Rolling Stone’s latest cover featuring Boston bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev and released dramatic photos of his capture to Boston Magazine Thursday, the magazine reported.
The photos captured by Sgt. Sean Murphy with the Massachusetts State Police, show the dramatic capture of Tsarnaev and are the lone photos taken behind police lines capturing the day’s events.
Murphy shared his thoughts on the Rolling Stone cover with Boston Magazine.
“As a professional law-enforcement officer of 25 years, I believe that the image that was portrayed by Rolling Stone magazine was an insult to any person who has every worn a uniform of any color or any police organization or military branch, and the family members who have ever lost a loved one serving in the line of duty. The truth is that glamorizing the face of terror is not just insulting to the family members of those killed in the line of duty, it also could be an incentive to those who may be unstable to do something to get their face on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.”
Photo credit: Sgt. Sean Murphy, Massachusetts State Police