Boston officer’s tourniquet training likely saved injured officer’s life

BOSTON (WHDH) - In the midst of the East Boston shooting of two Boston Police officers, officers went into the line of fire to help their comrades.

One officer was able to make a tourniquet, which likely saved Boston Police officer Matt Morris’ life.

All Boston Police officers have been carrying tourniquets since the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

Tourniquets are used to control blood flow from a traumatic injury.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has not named the officer who helped Officer Morris, but said he just underwent tourniquet training last Thursday with the
tactical SWAT team.

Evans said he briefly spoke with Officer Morris, who was able to gather the strength to thank the unnamed hero.

He clearly praised the officer who saved his life,” Evans said.

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