The Officer In This Now Iconic Photograph Is Boston Police's LGBT Liaison

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April 16, 2013
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Moments after the second blast with smoke from the bombing yet to clear, Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki snapped this image of three Boston police officers assisting fallen runner Bill Iffrig. The photo, which manages to crystallize so many aspects of yesterday's events, has since gone viral and is being used for Sports Illustrated's latest cover.
In a post on its Facebook page Tuesday, Boston Pride wrote: "The police officer on the far right is a good friend of Boston Pride!" That officer, Javier Pagan, is the department's LGBT liaison and has quite a story.