BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — The following is a statement of Governor Deval Patrick relative to Osama bin Laden: “On behalf of the people of Massachusetts and all others who suffered the profound loss of the September 11, 2001 attacks, I congratulate and thank President Obama and the soldiers and intelligence personnel who carried out this mission.”

“We also remember our Massachusetts servicemen and women who continue their extraordinary efforts to rid the world of terrorism. Let us heed the President’s call to unite, as we did in the months of mourning following that terrible day, to make a better, safer and more just world.”