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Firearms instructor Billy Lemmedu at the Boston Police Department's firing range on Moon Island. (Photo / White Packert) See more photos
Firearms instructor Billy Lemmedu at the Boston Police Department's firing range on Moon Island. (Photo / White Packert)
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Straight Shooter

With Boston police under fire after an Emerson student was killed, Billy Kennedy is teaching the next generation of cops why sometimes the best decision is not to shoot. It's a life-or-death decision he faced in a chase 17 years ago, and it's what drives him today.

By Kevin Cullen
March 20, 2005

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To this day, Billy Kennedy doesn't quite know why he's alive and Roy Sergei isn't. When Ted Jeffrey Otsuki, a career bank robber, came running out of an alley and pointed a gun at him one night in 1987, Kennedy's instinct was to press himself against the wall of the Back Bay storefront where he and Sergei, a pair of ... (Full article: 4077 words)

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