Tourniquet training occurred just days before two Boston officers were shot

EAST BOSTON, MA (WHDH) — Boston Police officers underwent tourniquet training this past Thursday, just days before two officers were shot.

In the middle of a violent night the swift action of one of Boston’s Police officers likely kept one of his brothers in blue alive.

Officer Matt Morris was shot when police say Kirk Figeroa opened fire on him, severing one of his main arteries.

Officer Richard Cintolo was also hit.

All Boston Police officers have been carrying tourniquets since the marathon bombing.

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

Commissioner Evans says he spoke briefly with Officer Morris who was able to gather the strength to thank his still unnamed hero.

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

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