BPD Says Thank You to the MGH Doctors Who Saved the Lives of Officers Involved in the East Boston Shooting Incident

BPD Says Thank You to the MGH Doctors Who Saved the Lives of Officers Cintolo & Morris: Nearly three weeks after Boston Police Officers Richie Cintolo and Matt Morris were shot responding to a domestic disturbance in East Boston, today, Thursday, November 3, 2016, Police Commissioner William Evans gladly and gratefully presented and issued a Commissioner's Commendation and a heartfelt thank you to the doctors who saved their lives. Today, in front of a standing room only audience inside the Media Room at Boston Police Headquarters, Commissioner Evans personally thanked Dr. George C. Velmahos, Dr. David King and the entire Massachusetts General Hospital Trauma Team for all their efforts in saving the lives of Officers Cintolo and Morris who were both shot multiple times during the incident and arrived at the doors of Mass General Hospital with a bleak prognosis in need of immediate life-saving care. Upon receiving the award, Dr. Velmahos and Dr. King were moved and humbled by the ensuing standing ovation afforded them by all in attendance. As both doctors accepted the commendation, they made sure to point out that they were accepting the award on behalf of the entire MGH Trauma Team. Said Commissioner Evans, "On behalf of the entire Boston Police Department, I want to extend my gratitude and appreciation to all those who gave my officers the tremendous attention and care that saved their lives. It is truly my honor and privilege to recognize the MGH Trauma Team and all those who provided the life-saving care that enabled my officers to go home to their families."