Thousands On Facebook Support Cop Who Leaked Boston Bomber Capture Photos

The Save Sgt. Sean Murphy page on Facebook has more than 45,000 likes. Murphy may lose his job for leaking pictures of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s capture to Boston Magazine.

3. Thousands have taken to Facebook to rally behind the Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy, who released shocking pictures of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in retaliation for Rolling Stone’s controversial cover featuring the alleged Boston bomber.


4. The Boston Herald reported that by Sunday night the Save Sgt. Sean Murphy page had received 21,000 likes. By Monday morning, more than 45,000 people had liked the page, many of whom believed Murphy was a “true hero.”

Murphy (left) poses with Jeff Bauman who lost both his legs in the Boston bombing.

5. Murphy was relieved of his duty for releasing pictures of a bloodied Tsarnaev emerging from his hideout. He is facing a hearing Monday to determine the status of his duty.

6. Most of the page’s fans believe that Murphy did the right thing by releasing the photos and that he should not lose his job for being a “true American.”

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