REASON TO BE THANKFUL: Officer Matt Morris Returns Home in Time for Thanksgiving Holiday

REASON TO BE THANKFUL: Officer Matt Morris Returns Home in Time for Thanksgiving: Almost six weeks after he and a fellow officer, Richard Cintolo, were shot during a domestic disturbance in East Boston on October 13, 2016, Boston Police Officer Matt Morris is back home today. Morris, a 12-year veteran of the department, was released from Spaulding Rehab over the weekend. Prior to his release, Morris posed for pictures with the team of physicians, nurses and therapists who helped nurse him back to health. Said Morris, “I’m lucky to be here and there are a lot of people to thank for keeping me here. From the officers on scene, to the staff at MGH, to all the great people here at Spaulding, I just want to say thank you to everybody who made it possible for me to return home to my family.” Said Commissioner Evans, “I’m so happy to see that Matt’s been released from Spaulding and is back home. With Thanksgiving around the corner, the timing couldn’t have been better and, for all of us here at the BPD, seeing Matt go home gives us all extra reason to be thankful.” Added David Storto, President of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, “The entire team at Spaulding was honored to care for Officer Morris through his ongoing recovery. The brave men and women of the Boston Police Department put their lives on the line everyday to keep our communities safe and we owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude. Every member of our staff from administration, nursing, food services, therapy, physicians and more were dedicated to ensuring that Officer Morris received the best rehabilitative care possible and we are so proud that he is now home with his loving family to celebrate the holidays. For all of us at Spaulding the chance to support our world class police force is truly something we are thankful for.”