Wounded BPD Officers Thank MGH Surgeons Who Saved Their Lives

Yesterday, Friday, February 17, 2017, the two Boston police officers, who were injured by gunfire while responding to a domestic violence call in East Boston 5 months ago, thanked the two doctors from Mass General Hospital who saved their lives. Officers Richie Cintolo and Matt Morris presented Doctors George Velmahos and David King each with two honorary badges, a personalized BPD hockey jersey, and a plaque for their efforts in saving their lives after they were shot multiple times and arrived at the doors of Mass General Hospital in need of immediate life-saving care. Both doctors were truly humbled, citing a team effort from both the medical staff at the hospital and the responding officers and EMTs at the scene, as the reason both officers are still with us today. Dr. King said, "I've had many experiences in my career, but to be able to help these heroes and to be called a BPD doctor is a highlight."