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Celtics honor 2012-13 Heroes Among Us

Anybody who has attended a Celtics game in recent years can attest that the Heroes Among Us segment at halfcourt during a timeout is a guaranteed special moment for each home game in the Garden. The ceremony after the Boston Marathon was particularly heart-wrenching.

Last week, the Celtics honored all 250-plus extraordinary honorees from the 2012-13 NBA season at the State House.

‘€œOn behalf of the entire Boston Celtics [1] organization, I would like to congratulate all of this past season’€™s Heroes Among Us Award winners,’€ said C’s co-owner Bob Epstein, who recognized the recipients alongside Celtics forward Jared Sullinger. ‘€œEach and every individual in this room is an inspiration to us all.’€

‘€œIt’s a pleasure to be here with you today, to recognize outstanding individuals for their bravery and their will to overcome obstacles in the face of adversity,” added Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who served as the event’s keynote speaker and was also honored during the C’s post-Marathon Heroes Among Us ceremony.

Here is a list of 2012-13 Heroes Among Us as provided by the Celtics:

Mary Abramson (Swampscott, Mass.)
Kevin Ambrose (Hyannis, Mass.)
Kira Andreucci (Fitchburg, Mass.)
Krystal Banfield (Jamaica Plain, Mass.)
Abby Bennett (Salisbury, Mass.)
Abraham Bonilla (Dorchester, Mass.)
Boston Marathon First Responders
Shiona Botts (Mattapan, Mass.)
Brian Boyle (Welcome, Md.)
Sergeant Eileen Boyle (Bradford, Mass.)
Chris Byner (Boston, Mass.)
Kim Charlson (Watertown, Mass.)
Michael Chase (Danvers, Mass.)
Randy Clarke (Salem, Mass.)
Richard Cullen (Scituate, Mass.)
Stanley Devilme (Randolph, Mass.)
Glen Doherty (Marblehead, Mass.)
Jonathan Feinman (Dorchester, Mass.)
Corinne Ferguson (Cambridge, Mass.)
Gertrude Fisher (West Roxbury, Mass.)
Sister Ann Fox (South Boston, Mass.)
Pete Frates (Beverly, Mass.)
Deputy Chief Robert Iannetta (Watertown, Mass.)
Robert Johnson (Haverhill, Mass.)
Sidney Kushner (Pittsburg, Pa.)
Kelly and Jeff Lane (Somerville, Mass.)
Adriana Mallozzi (Brookline, Mass.)
Rich Maynard (Muscatine, Iowa)
Traci Maynard (Muscatine, Iowa)
Sergeant Gerard McDonough (Burlington, Mass.)
Janielle Monbleau (Dracut, Mass.)
John Morrell (Wenham, Mass.)
Officer Edward Norton (Brighton, Mass.)
Matt Patterson (Lynn, Mass.)
Specialist Jessica Pedraza (Rockland, Mass.)
Lisa Purter (Beverly, Mass.)
Amiel Reid (Dorchester, Mass.)
John Reilly (Southborough, Mass.)
Greg Reynolds (Dighton, Mass.)
Ayele Shakur (Dorchester, Mass.)
Joe Spaulding (Charlestown, Mass.)
Luke Tripp (Waltham, Mass.)
Officer Charles Turcotte (Norton, Mass.)
Robert Wheeler (Ashland, Mass.)
Jonathan Zuker (Natick, Mass.)
Matthew Zuker (Natick, Mass.)
Susan Zuker (Natick, Mass.)

The Celtics launched the program before the 1997-98 season, and the team is accepting nominations for the upcoming year at: Heroes Among US Award, c/o The Boston Celtics, 226 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114.