Boston officer recovers after being stabbed in Dorchester


“To all who risk their lives to protect others, we say, ‘Thank you.'”

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The Boston police officer who was stabbed to death in Dorchester early Saturday morning was discharged from hospital this weekend and is now recovering from his injuries at home, the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association said.

“The dangers of policing were once again shown in full yesterday in Dorchester,” the union said tweeted Sunday. “Today we count our blessings knowing that the officer who was assaulted and stabbed is at home recovering from his injuries.

“To all those who risk their lives to protect others, we say: ‘Thank you’,” the association continued.

Officials were responding to reports of someone shouting near 22 Glendale St. around 2:40 a.m. Saturday, according to Boston Police Department Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long.

Officers arrived and found Richard Ortiz, of Revere, with a knife, police said.

The 48-year-old man stabbed an officer in the torso, and another officer shot Ortiz, Long reported. Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both officers were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Suffolk County Attorney’s Office is investigating the incident. Boston officer recovers after being stabbed in Dorchester

Rick Schindler

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