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.