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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick kicked off his Friday press conference in an unexpected way, offering sincere support to the Boston Police Department and appreciation for the two officers who were critically injured late Wednesday night in a shootout in East Boston.

Without being asked, Belichick took to the podium and immediately started speaking from the heart as he made it clear that the entire Patriots organization was behind officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris.

“Before we get into Cincinnati, on behalf of the team, I want to express our appreciation and support for the Boston Police Department and what they have been going through here the last couple of days and the injured officers and their families,” Belichick said.

Both Cintolo and Morris were injured while responding to a domestic dispute. A gunman armed with an assault rifle and body armor opened fire on them, per multiple reports.

The officers underwent emergency surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and are said to be recovering in the ICU.

“I want to let them know we are behind them and appreciate them and appreciate what they do for us and protect us. We are there for them,” Belichick said.

Photo Credit: Boston Globe

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Frank O'Laughlin 10/14/2016 03:46:00 PM Edit
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