Deveau was invited to the event by Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey because of the Watertown Police's role in stopping the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects, according Markey's office.
“Chief Deveau and his men courageously defended the streets of Watertown after the attacks and in doing so defended our nation. I am so proud to have Chief Deveau here with me to honor him and the bravery of his officers and all of those heroes who selflessly defended and protected us during and after the attacks,” Sen. Markey said.
Deveau thanked the senator for the invitation.
“It is an honor for me to represent the men and women of the Watertown Police Department as well as the entire Watertown community in Washington this evening,” said Chief Deveau. “I am so proud of the accomplishments of my department, as well as how our community responded during the events of 2013.”The speech begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday night and will be shown on all major networks.