Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Detail Officers Use Tourniquet to Save Victim's Life in Downtown Stabbing Incident


At about 7:05 PM on Saturday, April 21, 2018, officers working a traffic detail at the TD Garden in District A-1 (Downtown) were flagged down by a witness who had found a person stabbed in the area of 205 Portland Street. Upon responding, officers observed a 36-year-old male victim bleeding from an apparent stab wound to the leg. The young officers, who had graduated from the police academy less than two weeks prior, quickly assessed the situation and immediately applied a tourniquet to the victim’s upper leg in an attempt to slow the bleeding and contacted EMS. Initially, the victim’s condition looked grave, but due to the officers’ training, preparedness, and swift action, the victim was transported to an area hospital where he is now in stable condition.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District A-1 investigators at (617) 343-4248.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.