MGH staff honored by BPD for saving officers after Eastie shooting

BOSTON (WHDH) - Staff from the trauma unit at Massachusetts General Hospital were honored Thursday by the Boston Police Department for helping save the lives of two officers wounded in a shooting.

Police Commissioner William Evans presented the Commissioner’s Commendation award to Dr. George Velma-Hos, Dr. David King and the rest of the trauma unit. The staff helped take care of Officer Richard Cintolo and Officer Matthew Morris after both were shot multiple times when responding to a domestic incident in East Boston last month.

Officer Morris was hit by a bullet in a main artery in his leg and a fellow officer applied a tourniquet at the scene, saving his life. Other officers who responded to the shooting were commended for getting the injured officers out of the line of fire.

Both officers have since been released from the hospital.

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