Insurance to cover damaged Watertown cruisers

Posted: 06/13/13 at 8:10 am EDT      Last Updated: 06/13/13 at 9:14 am EDT

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- Watertown police say the town's insurance company has agreed to cover the cost of replacing three department vehicles peppered with bullet holes and damaged beyond repair by explosions during the shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

Chief Edward Deveau says insurance reimbursements total about $105,000, and will cover two cruisers and one sport utility vehicle totaled in the April 19 gunfight between police and the suspects.

One suspect was killed, and another is recovering from gunshot wounds in a federal medical prison.

Deveau tells The Boston Globe he still hopes the state or federal government will step up to cover an additional $145,000 in costs he estimates the town incurred during the confrontation.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were hurt in the April 15 explosions.

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