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Wounded Officer Applauded Upon Leaving Hospital

Wounded Officer Applauded Upon Leaving Hospital

Officer Mario Oliveira

Boston Globe via YellowBrix

November 12, 2010

A Somerville police officer who was shot multiple times in a confrontation with a suspect earlier this month was greeted by a crowd of proud family members and fellow officers today as he was released from a Boston hospital.

Mario Oliveira, 42, looked frail as he came out of the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Warren Building in a wheelchair. Dozens of fellow officers burst into a round of applause.

Chief Michael Cabral spoke for him, thanking fellow law enforcement officials, elected officials, and the media for their support.

Through Cabral, Oliveira also extended condolences to the family of Matthew Krister, the suspect who was fatally shot Nov. 2 in the incident. “Their family as well as my family has been forever affected by this tragic incident,” he said.

“Today is a miracle. He is a great person from a great family,” said Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone. “We welcome him home. Today is a beautiful day.”

After the news conference, Oliveira, his wife, brother, and father drove off in a Somerville police cruiser, escorted by a phalanx of about a dozen police motorcycles.

Krister fired three shots at Oliveira as a team of federal agents and local police approached him. Oliveira knew him and had talked with him while investigating him for gun possession, the Globe reported last week. Krister was fatally shot after he fired at Oliveira.

Oliveira returned to the hospital later in the day for minor complications, a hospital spokeswoman said. He was treated and released. A mayor’s spokeswoman said Oliveira needed to have his stitches redone.


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    aussie4

    over 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    Great ending to a horrible story by great Americans!

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    KAICHARESE

    over 3 years ago

    2762 Comments

    praying for his recovery

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    kalani23

    over 3 years ago

    12 Comments

    Praying for a speedy recovery to you brother. I also applaud the department for showing how close of a family we really are!!! God Bless

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    MACK2014

    over 3 years ago

    168 Comments

    SPEEDY RECOVERY BROTHER.......WE'LL HOLD THINGS DOWN TIL' YOU GET BACK

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42152 Comments

    Praying the rest of your recovery will be quick and complete Officer Oliveira.

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    codebabe5_0

    over 3 years ago

    20054 Comments

    May God continue to be with you! Get well and hang tuff!

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    lkdavis71

    over 3 years ago

    1066 Comments

    Get well soon Sir. You are an inspiration.

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    fnmurphy

    over 3 years ago

    234 Comments

    Hoorah!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Keep working to your goal of returning to the job you have chosen. We're praying for the speedy recovery on this end.

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    flynnb

    over 3 years ago

    14 Comments

    never give up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    CAZ

    over 3 years ago

    1428 Comments

    Glad to hear you are going home with your family. May God continue to take care of you and your family and continue your recovery.

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    You are in my prayers my brother, please get well and get back.

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Prayers for a continued speedy recovery!

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    fraustr1

    over 3 years ago

    532 Comments

    "I'll be praying for a speedy recovery...get well soon.

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    shaun741

    over 3 years ago

    2758 Comments

    Congrats good to see you on the mend

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