Touching Base: A Message from the Chief
April 15, 2013
Boston Marathon Bombing
Community Members and Department Personnel:
Pasadena Police Department joins the many local, state and federal officials
offering our concerns and condolences to the victims of the bombing incident at
the Boston Marathon today.
before 3:00 p.m. (1200 PDT) on April 15, 2013, witnesses reported two
explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line. Media sources report at least
two fatalities and numerous injuries, including amputations and severe burns.
In conjunction with several federal agencies, Boston Police are actively
investigating the incident. Immediately following the news, the Pasadena Police
Department reached out to the Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center
(JRIC), Joint Terrorist Task Force (JTTF), and the FBI regarding terrorist
threats to Pasadena. There are no known direct threats involving our
community at this point in time; however, the Pasadena Police Department has
increased patrols around our high value targets.
Boston Incident is a good reminder to remain vigilant and aware of your
environment. If you see something suspicious, please notify the Pasadena
at: 626-744-4241 (See Something; Say Something). Of course
if the active warrants an emergency response, please call 9-1-1. The Pasadena
Police Department’s Counter-Terrorism Unit will remain in touch with the JRIC,
federal agencies, and the State Threat Assessment Center to ensure we have the
most contemporary information.
now, please take a moment to hold the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in
your prayers and positive thoughts.
Phillip L. Sanchez
Chief of Police
Pasadena Police Department
207 N. Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
Mission First, People Always