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Tourniquet Credited With Saving Life Of Officer Wounded In Shootout

Tourniquet Credited With Saving Life Of Officer Wounded In Shootout
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Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said that the application of a tourniquet saved the life of one of the officers wounded in a shootout in Boston last week.  The officer who applied it had just had tourniquet training less than a week before.

Evans said Thursday afternoon that Officer Richard Cintolo and Officer Matt Morris both remain in stable but critical condition after they were shot by Kirk Figueroa, a Boston constable, in his Gladstone Street home.

Morris had been shot in the leg, severing a main artery.

While tactical teams exchanged fire with Figueroa, other officers pulled Cintolo and Morris to safety and applied a tourniquet to Morris’s leg.

 

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