10/18/2007

Dallas SWAT doctors save officer's life during raid

Right place, right time

By Steve Thompson and Tanya Eiserer
The Dallas Morning News
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DALLAS, Tex. A Dallas police lieutenant shot in the neck during a Wednesday morning raid was expected to survive, thanks largely to two doctors on the SWAT team he led.

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The doctors said they did not dwell on whether Lt. Carlton Marshall would live or die. Instead, they fell back on their training, mentally checking off what they knew must be done. Stop the bleeding. Get him oxygen.

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