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Obama phones Boston police commissioner, top FBI agent

Olivier Knox
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President Barack Obama on Monday telephoned FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers and Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis to praise them and their teams' work in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, the White House said in a statement.

Obama called "to express his appreciation to the men and women of the Boston Field Office, Boston Police Department, and all the members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force," according to the statement.

"The president hailed the professionalism and bravery demonstrated by officers since Monday, and praised the impressive coordination between these federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies who together were able to bring this chapter of this tragedy to a close," it said. "While the president acknowledged there is still much work ahead, he thanked Special Agent in Charge DesLauriers and Commissioner Davis for their leadership and told them that the law enforcement officials, the citizens of Boston, and all affected by this tragedy were in his thoughts and prayers."

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